$25,000 Gift from the Geraldi Norton Foundation and the Eklund Family

The Fields Center for FSHD and Neuromuscular Research received a generous gift of $25,000 from the Geraldi Norton Foundation and the Eklund Family. This gift will be used for a joint FSHD research project conducted by Fields Center investigators and Dr. Stephen Tapscott, a Fields Center Consultant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The project will accelerate investigation of recent and important findings by Dr. Tapscott that reveal the presence of multiple, novel genetic messages emanating from the region on chromosome 4 implicated in FSHD.  Early indications suggest that one or more of these messages may interfere with muscle growth and repair.  The Fields Center extends its sincere appreciation to the Geraldi Norton Foundation and the Eklund Family for supporting this promising endeavor.

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