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Duchenne UK funds research to accelerate treatments and find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They are committed to continuing to drive momentum to deliver treatments to help this generation of those with DMD.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a muscle wasting disease that mainly affects boys. It’s the most common fatal genetic disease to affect children. It is 100% fatal and boys die in their early 20s. There are no treatments and no cure.


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Primary research areas

Musculoskeletal,  Neurological

Additional research areas

Cardiovascular,  Respiratory,  Inflammatory and immune system

Grant types

Senior personal support,  Project (typically <4 years),  Clinical trial,  Equipment,  Lectureship