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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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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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How close are we to developing a drug to treat FD/MAS?

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How close are we to finding a treatment for FD/MAS? An audience member posed this question in a recent update from 4 researchers funded by Team FD/MAS, and the answer? It depends.   Because of your generosity, the last few years have been a real breakthrough for FD/MAS. Team FD/MAS has been partnering with the […]

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The 2020 Team FD/MAS Awardee

FD/MAS Alliance and UPenn ODC Award the 2020 FD/MAS Research Grant

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We’re thrilled to share the news that the 2020 Team FD/MAS Million Dollar Bike Ride Research Grant has been awarded to Dr. Mara Riminucci for her project entitled: Osteoclasts and Pain in Fibrous Dysplasia: Investigating and targeting the molecular links in a transgenic mouse model (EF1α-GsαR201C mice) of human fibrous dysplasia Dr. Riminucci will receive […]

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2018 Team FD Awardees: Spring 2020 Update

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The Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation (FDF) and the University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center announced the four winners of the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride research grants in December 2018, and the awardees began their studies in early 2019. These important grants fund innovative research to investigate fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS). Each investigator recently provided a […]

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FDF and UPenn ODC Award Two FD/MAS Research Grants

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The Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania Orphan Disease Center are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride research grants. These important seed grants pave the way for new, innovative research to investigate fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS). This year’s awardees are: Dr. Yingzi Yang of the […]

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The Physician Researcher and FD/MAS as a Spectrum

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Kelly Wentworth, M.D.is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and one of the four researchers to receive a Team FD Million Dollar Bike Ride research grant in 2018. Her project year is nearly done, and her work in FD/MAS will continue. Dr. Wentworth was recently awarded […]

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Team FD campain for FD/MAS research

You’re Already on Team FD

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Team FD has hit the ground running for the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride. This is the single most important way that individual community members can influence and advance the state of FD/MAS research. Last year, under the leadership of Team Captain Cindi Brandt Levin, we raised over a quarter million dollars which are already […]

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Dr. Hoffman and MAS scientists

Real Deliverables in Our Lifetime

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“Traditionally, drug development has been left to pharmaceutical companies,” Charlie explains, “and if they didn’t see a profit margin in it, they didn’t explore it; even if it was good science. By contrast, it’s much scarier for those of us in academia to pursue drug development.” Charlie, or more formally, Charles Hoffman PhD, the Director […]

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