What is it about?
The Fund Cremers–Opdebeeck and the Fund Walter Pyleman, both managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, jointly support research into rare genetic neuromuscular diseases in Belgium.
Potential research topics are, for example (no exhaustive list): Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (Steinert’s Disease), Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Congenital myasthenic syndrome, Congenital myopathy, Cramp fasciculation syndrome, Glycogen storage disease type II, Hereditary spastic paraplegia, Inclusion body myositis. The research can focus on the origins of the disease, incl. the genetic mechanisms, as well as on the clinical symptoms or on new treatments.