The FSH Society has awarded $598,242 in research funds from its August 2015 grant submission cycle. Details of the funded projects can be viewed on this page. These proposals received highest marks from our Scientific Advisory Board. They include projects to advance a gene therapy method, study how the DUX4 gene (which causes FSHD) can damage muscles, identify genes that modify DUX4 toxicity, investigate a drug that may block these toxic effects, develop a new mouse model of FSHD, and explore a technology for measuring changes in upper body mobility as a method to determine whether a treatment is working.
Congratulations to the recipients of these FSH Society grant awards!