RaceMD® Research and Therapy Collaborations
RaceMD® has a history of groundbreaking research into the causes and mechanisms
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We have initiated seven DMD patient trials, three in-vitro DMD tissue studies, and sponsored the creation of two biomarkers.
Research we funded led to the publication of peer-reviewed journal articles. We have initiated formal collaborations with respected institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA; the University of Washington, Seattle WA; and Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Foundation (CHORI), Oakland CA. Additionally, R
• Helped found The Duchenne Alliance, formed as “a call to action to save the health of all boys suffering from DMD”
• Was first foundation supporter of University research focused on muscle regeneration; sponsored summit conference with DMD foundation leaders and researchers to raise awareness and support for the research
• Pushed for the formulation of specific electrolyte compounds to be used as therapies to mitigate calcium influx in DMD cells
• Negotiated a proof of concept trial to test the synergistic effects of steroids and the amino acid L-Arginine on DMD boys
Upon learning that DMD’s progress may be arrested through transplanting patients’ own stem cells, RaceMD established a collaborative relationship with the Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute, India’s leading center for stem cell therapy.
Who We Are
RaceMD®, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, was formed in 2008 to accelerate the search for intermediate therapies to prolong the lives and health of children with DMD. In the muscle cells of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients, injury is ongoing, every second of every day. That makes our mission a race.
In our pursuit of answers and actionable therapy, RaceMD® has commissioned 7 clinical DMD trials, 3 in-vitro DMD tissue studies, and sponsored the creation of two biomarkers vital to better understanding the underlying causes of DMD.
RaceMD® has professional collaborative agreements with internationally recognized and highly reputable physicians, neurosurgeons, and researchers and is working with them to bring new therapies to these boys NOW.
We Need Your Help To Rescue These Boys!
Without support, every child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is condemned to a short, limited life with no reprieve from ever-declining muscle and nerve function. Please Donate Today. They Deserve So Much More.