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Funding News - Muscular Dystrophy Research Centers

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NINDS requests applications to establish Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers. This announcement is made together with 3 other NIH components.

Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of hereditary, progressive degenerative disorders causing weakness of the skeletal or voluntary muscles. There are many different forms of muscular dystrophy, which differ in their age of onset, severity, and pattern of muscles affected. This announcement encourages applications to create Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers, which honor Senator Paul Wellstone, a champion of muscular dystrophy research. Successful applicants will join a network of existing centers that support the translation of new scientific findings and technological developments into novel treatments for muscular dystrophy.

Letters of Intent Receipt Date: October 13, 2009
Application Receipt Date: November 10, 2009

Potential applicants should contact Dr. John Porter, program director, Neurogenetics Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-5739; email: For more information visit