Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscular dystrophy characterized by severe muscle weakness due breaking of skeletal muscles. DMD mostly occurs in boys at around age of 4. The aetiology of DMD is said to be attributed to the mutation of a gene called dystrophin located at locus Xp21 or on Chromosome X. Dystrophin is responsible for connecting the cytoskeleton of each muscle, without dystrophin, excess calcium would enter into the cell and cause the cell to burst.
It was not too long before Erin realized that her two year old son Oliver Lambright was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a generic disorder which occurs in one in 3000 boys. She looked at every possible treatment on the internet, only to realize that there was no cure, till she found Dr. Jean Mah, who was an Associate Professor at Cumming school of Medicine in the Department of Paediatrics, she told her family that there is ongoing clinical trial on DMD at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in which around 100 patients with DMD from all over the world participated in the trial.
Clinical trials are essentials as it paves way for new line of treatment drugs. Before a drug is dispensed in a clinic,It has to undergo clinical trial. At the University of Calgary there are around 563 active trials.
Reference: UToday, University of Calgary
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