The Duchenne Parent Project Netherlands (DPP NL) promotes research in the search for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DPP NL sponsors promising research projects and fellowships, fast exchange of data and stimulates international collaboration. Researchers from all countries are invited to submit a research project to DPP NL.
Duchenne Parent Project NL has invested over 20 million euro in research towards viable treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy over the last 20 years.
In contrast to other years DPP NL will in 2018 only welcome grant applications related to Nutrition and DMD.
Background: As research towards optimal nutrition for DMD patients is an important but underserved area, our call for grant applications will be focused on research related to Nutrition for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The precise role of nutrition and metabolic problems has not been studied well. In early stages overweight is common while in later stages patients are at risk for malnutrition often due to chewing, swallowing and GI problems. Not many well-designed studies, both preclinical and clinical with regard to different nutrients and the use of dietary supplements have been performed. There is a need for natural history data and good outcome measures regarding body composition and metabolism tailored to DMD patients. Good guidelines for maintaining a healthy weight and nutritional intake are currently lacking as well as knowledge how to persuade parents and patients to keep a healthy diet.
Next deadline: June 1st, 2018.
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For further information, contact Roos de Jonge, research coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org