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$160K FD/MAS Research Funding Available

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We are delighted to share the Request for Applications for this year’s Team FD/MAS Million Dollar Bike Ride grants:   Fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) is a rare multisystem disease caused by somatic mutations in GNAS. The mutation results in constitutive activation of the Gsα cAMP signaling pathway. Skeletal manifestations include bone pain, fractures, deformity, and […]

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Watch the Launch Meeting for International Consortium for FD/MAS

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On July 14th 2022, the International Consortium for FD/MAS (ICFDMAS) held a launch meeting open to all researchers, clinicians, and advocates. The meeting agenda included an introduction to the ICFDMAS, a presentation from the collaborating patient groups from around the globe, and updates on clinical and basic research in the field of FD/MAS. The meeting […]

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Research Article Emphasizes the Importance of Screening for Patients with FD/MAS for Pain

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Pain in people with FD/MAS is common and can come and go. While not every person with FD/MAS experiences FD-related pain, every person who seeks help for FD/MAS pain should be taken seriously.  Among many clinicians, there has been a longstanding and misinformed belief that FD/MAS does not cause pain. This idea has been refuted, […]

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Mouse Models, Research, and Hope

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We had the pleasure of interviewing Yingzi Yang, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Developmental Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Yang is a leading scientist/researcher in skeletal biology and genetic disease studies and the recipient of a Team FD/MAS Million Dollar Bike Ride award. Dr. Yang received her B.S. […]

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International Consortium for FD/MAS Launch Meeting

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Researchers, clinicians, and advocates are invited to the International Consortium for FD/MAS Launch Meeting July 14th, 2022 at 13:00 – 16:00 GMT (9:00 – 12:00 EST) Please Register via this link. 

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Global collaboration launches the International Consortium for Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune-Albright Syndrome

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18 February 2022 Media Contact:  info@icfdmas.com FD/MAS Alliance, Patiëntenvereniging Fibreuze Dysplasie, ASOCIACIÓN DE DISPLASIA FIBROSA – ADF, Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society UK, and European Association for McCune-Albright Syndrome are announcing the launch of the International Consortium for Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome Ltd. (ICFDMAS).  Fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD|MAS) is a rare disease that […]

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2021 Team FD/MAS Research Grants Announced

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FD/MAS Alliance is thrilled to share that three FD/MAS research grants have been awarded from the 2021 Million Dollar Bike Ride! Last spring, Team FD/MAS raised $161,373 for fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS)-focused research through the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. After careful review of several applications by the FD/MAS Alliance’s Scientific […]

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2021 FD/MAS Research Funding Opportunity Announced

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We’re thrilled to announce that research grants of up to $80,867 to study fibrous dysplasia or McCune-Albright syndrome are now available thanks to the work of Team FD/MAS in the UPenn Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. The one-page letter of interest (LOI) is due Thursday, September 16th, 2021 by 8pm EST.  Please read […]

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A Better Method for Detecting the Risk of Vision Loss in Craniofacial FD

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Optic neuropathy or vision loss is a major concern for people with craniofacial fibrous dysplasia (FD). Because surgical correction can lead to further complications, management and treatment for FD related vision loss has been a challenge and source of debate for decades. A previous study found that FD lesions closing around the optic canal rarely […]

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THANK YOU to all who support TEAM FD/MAS

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We are so grateful to the FD/MAS community, donors, and riders for the Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride sponsored by Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center for supporting 2021 Team FD/MAS! These gifts and registration fees directly fund FD/MAS research grants and support FD/MAS Alliance’s mission to advocate for research for evidence-based treatments for those living […]

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