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Muscular Dystrophy UK is the leading UK charity dedicated to fighting muscle-wasting conditions. Our work covers more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, which affect around 70,000 individuals in the UK. We fund research into identifying treatments and cures for these conditions that will improve the lives of everyone affected by them. We are leading the drive to get faster access to emerging treatments for families in the UK and are working to ensure everyone has access to the specialist NHS care and support they need, in order that they can live as independently as possible.

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Primary research areas

Musculoskeletal,  Neurological

Additional research areas

Cardiovascular,  Child health,  End of life care,  Eye,  Inflammatory and immune system,  Mental health,  Metabolic and endocrine,  Oral and gastrointestinal,  Respiratory

Grant types

Postgraduate studentship,  Fellowship,  Project (typically <4 years)