Grant opportunity

FARA supports research through funding competitive grants across the spectrum from basic research through drug development and clinical research programs in Friedreich's Ataxia.

Deadline LOI: August 15th


18th International Conference on Neuromuscular Diseases

Perth, 25-29 October 2024

This edition will be dedicated to the rapidly evolving area of precision medicine and highlight the recent successes in this field and the great potential for the development of new therapies for other currently incurable neuromuscular diseases.

Registration open


21st IIM Meeting

Assisi, Italy, 4-7 September 2024

Young researchers (<35) are encouraged to apply also to the 6th high training course in Advanced Myology Update.

Registration open


New papers


Platelet-Rich Plasma Promotes the Expansion of Human Myoblasts and Favors the In Vitro Generation of Human Muscle Reserve Cells in a Deeper State of Quiescence.

Tollance A, Prola A, Michel D, Bouche A, Turzi A, Hannouche D, Berndt S, Laumonier T.
Stem Cell Rev Rep. 2024 Jul 13

13 Juli 2024

A dual-color PAX7 and MYF5 in vivo reporter to investigate muscle stem cell heterogeneity in regeneration and aging.

Ancel S, Michaud J, Sizzano F, Tauzin L, Oliveira M, Migliavacca E, Schüler SC, Raja S, Dammone G, Karaz S, Sánchez-García JL, Metairon S, Jacot G, Bentzinger CF, Feige JN, Stuelsatz P.
Stem Cell...

09 Juli 2024

2024 update: European consensus statement on gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

Kirschner J, Bernert G, Butoianu N, De Waele L, Fattal-Valevski A, Haberlova J, Moreno T, Klein A, Kostera-Pruszczyk A, Mercuri E, Quijano-Roy S, Sejersen T, Tizzano EF, van der Pol WL, Wallace S,...

21 Juni 2024

Muscle diffusion tensor imaging in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

Barzaghi L, Paoletti M, Monforte M, Bortolani S, Bonizzoni C, Thorsten F, Bergsland N, Santini F, Deligianni X, Tasca G, Ballante E, Figini S, Ricci E, Pichiecchio A.
Muscle Nerve. 2024 Jun 14.

14 Juni 2024

Cervical and thoracic spinal cord gray matter atrophy is associated with disability in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Wendebourg MJ, Weigel M, Weidensteiner C, Sander L, Kesenheimer E, Naumann N, Haas T, Madoerin P, Braun N, Neuwirth C, Weber M, Jahn K, Kappos L, Granziera C, Schweikert K, Sinnreich M, Bieri O,...

08 Juni 2024

Generation of allogenic and xenogeneic functional muscle stem cells for intramuscular transplantation.

Lenardič A, Domenig SA, Zvick J, Bundschuh N, Tarnowska-Sengül M, Furrer R, Noé FJ, Trautmann CLL, Ghosh A, Bacchin G, Gjonlleshaj P, Qabrati X, Masschelein E, De Bock K, Handschin C, Bar-Nur O.

27 Mai 2024

CaMKIIβ deregulation contributes to neuromuscular junction destabilization in Myotonic Dystrophy type I.

Falcetta D, Quirim S, Cocchiararo I, Chabry F, Théodore M, Stiefvater A, Lin S, Tintignac L, Ivanek R, Kinter J, Rüegg MA, Sinnreich M, Castets P.
Skelet Muscle. 2024 May 21;14(1):11.

21 Mai 2024

Cyclo His-Pro Attenuates Muscle Degeneration in Murine Myopathy Models.

De Masi A, Zanou N, Strotjohann K, Lee D, Lima TI, Li X, Jeon J, Place N, Jung HY, Auwerx J.
Adv Sci (Weinh). 2024 May 10:e2305927.

10 Mai 2024

A novel, patient-derived RyR1 mutation impairs muscle function and calcium homeostasis in mice.

Benucci S, Ruiz A, Franchini M, Ruggiero L, Zoppi D, Sitsapesan R, Lindsay C, Pelczar P, Pietrangelo L, Protasi F, Treves S, Zorzato F.
J Gen Physiol. 2024 Apr 1;156(4):e202313486.

01 April 2024

European Academy of Neurology (EAN) guideline on the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in collaboration with European Reference Network for Neuromuscular Diseases (ERN EURO-NMD).

Van Damme P, Al-Chalabi A, Andersen PM, Chiò A, Couratier P, De Carvalho M, Hardiman O, Kuźma-Kozakiewicz M, Ludolph A, McDermott CJ, Mora JS, Petri S, Probyn K, Reviers E, Salachas F, Silani V,...

30 März 2024