The French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Telethon) donates €170,000 to Prof. Giovanna Cenacchi’s research project on our disease

The team of Prof. Cenacchi, from the University of Bologna, continues to work tirelessly on the investigation of our Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy 1F/D2 (LGMDD2). In fact, as we published a few days ago, they continue to make important discoveries in the way of understanding the mechanisms of the disease and the mutation in the TNPO3 gene in order to combat its origin.

These studies carried out in animal and cell models in the project entitled ‘The role of TNPO3 in the pathogenic mechanism of LGMDD2: comparison between models of the disease’ have just received a major boost from the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM -Telethon), being endowed with €170,000 in total divided into two years of work.

This news makes us very happy, not only because of the financial support, but also because it means confidence in years of work that shed more and more light and are more promising on the path towards the treatment of Muscular Dystrophy.

We want to congratulate and thank the entire team of Prof. Cenacchi.

From the Conquistando Escalones Association we will continue working to make our disease visible as well as the no less important task of raising funds to be able to continue paying the rest of the researchers involved and who continue to advance in different fields at the same time.