Kennedy's Disease Association

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2017 Research Updates

2017 Research

November 15, 2017 - MDA Announces SBMA Research Grant. For more information, please check out the Living with Kennedy's Disease blog. To view th blog, click here.


  •  October 26, 2017 - Thanks to a new, $151,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Heather Montie and her team will spend the next two years creating a preclinical research model using zebrafish, which will hopefully help drive research in SBMA and eventually, help lead to a therapy for patients. For more information, click here.


  • September 3, 2017 - New Treatment for SBMA approved in Japan. Check out the Living with Kennedy's Disease blog for comments on the study as well as a link to the original article which is written in Japanese. To view the blog, click here.


  • May 26, 2017 - The study, Identification of Neuron Selective Androgen Receptor Inhibitors was just  published by the World Journal of Biological Chemistry this week. Check out the Living with Kennedy's Disease blog for comments on the study as well as links to the news article and published results. To view the blog, click here.


  • May 1, 2016 - Correlation of insulin resistance and motor function in spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy. To view the article, click here.


  • January 4, 2017 - The study, Decreased Peak Expiratory Flow Associated with Muscle Fiber-Type Switching in Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy was just published. Check out the Living with Kennedy's Disease blog for comments on the study as well as links to the news article and published results. To view the blog, click here.


  • January 13, 2017 - Increased mitophagy in the skeletal muscle of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy patients. To view the article, click here.

  • January 24, 2017 - Beta-agonist stimulation ameliorates the phenotype of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy mice and patient-derived myotubes. To view the article, click here.

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