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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Last racer finishes Boston Marathon _ in 20 grueling hours

    A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was honored at City Hall on Tuesday after enduring about 20 hours of sometimes drenching rain, wind and cold to complete the Boston Marathon in the early morning hours. Maickel Melamed finished at about 5 a.m.,...
  • Motorcyclists gearing up for 'Ride for Life'

    Motorcyclists gearing up for 'Ride for Life'
    Hundreds of motorcyclists will be riding to the Poconos in early May for a good cause. The 28th annual Ride for Life will be held May 1-3 at Camelback Resort in Tannersville, Monroe County. The weekend long event is designed to raise money for...
  • Funeral set for Glen Ellyn college student who died after fall in Rome

     Funeral set for Glen Ellyn college student who died after fall in Rome
    Funeral arrangements have been set for a University of Iowa student from Glen Ellyn who died this week after being injured overseas. Andrew Mogni, 20, died Sunday, about three months after he was hurt in a fall in Rome. University officials said Mogni,...
  • Women, teens compete in returning Miss Carroll pageant

    Women, teens compete in returning Miss Carroll pageant
    Teens and women will compete in the Miss Carroll County Pageant held Saturday at McDaniel College for the first time in more than 15 years. For the first time in more than 15 years, teens and women from across the area will take the stage to compete in...
  • Ford named prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholar

    Ford named prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholar
    UC Davis men's soccer senior Brian Ford, a Corona del Mar High alumnus, has been named one of 29 recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the collegiate governing body recently announced. Ford, a defender for the Aggies who wrapped...
  • UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could get OK for U.S. sales in 2016
    A Northbrook company said it has won fast-track status for approval of a drug that could become the first in the United States to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disease found most often in boys. Privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals...
  • Shane Burcaw: Helping families with 'No More Nightmares'

    Shane Burcaw: Helping families with 'No More Nightmares'
    It's the next chapter in Shane Burcaw's life. The 21-year-old has a wildly-popular blog, "Laughing At My Nightmare," followed by 500,000 people on the website Tumblr. He just released his first book, a memoir by the same name, and he has an occasional...
  • Shawnee Mountain offers Pocono Food Truck Festival

    Shawnee Mountain offers Pocono Food Truck Festival
    They are driving a new trend in dining across the country. Food trucks featuring everything from ethnic comfort foods to Asian fusion will be on hand at The Pocono Food Truck Festival. It runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Shawnee Mountain...
  • Nadine Kirby: Turn green for muscular dystrophy

    I am pleased to announce that the state of Florida has officially proclaimed August as both Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month and Light It Up Green Month. Florida joins Pennsylvania and Colorado this year in recognizing all nine muscular dystrophies and...
  • Bristol Firefighters Host Boy With Muscular Dystrophy

    BRISTOL — When city firefighters begin their annual fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research this weekend, they'll have a bit of extra motivation: The thought of 4-year-old Justin Bolduc. Justin, a Bristol boy who was diagnosed with muscular...