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Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute has a strong organizational structure that is designed to encourage collaboration and speed the process of discovery. We use molecular biology and imaging to study muscular dystrophies with a long term goal of finding new treatments that benefit patients. Together with collaborators, we helped identify and characterize a new class of drugs for treatment of myotonic dystrophy, the most common muscular dystrophy in adults. Based on these findings, a similar drug is being tested in patients with myotonic dystrophy. We continue to look for new treatments, study how muscles become weaker, and develop markers of treatment success.