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Researching a Cure with Scott M. Rocklage PhD.

Muscular dystrophy is a disease that causes weakness and loss of muscle mass in the body. The disease is caused by abnormal genes that block protein production in the body. Due to the genetic nature of the disease, muscular dystrophy can get worse as it continues through families. Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is the most abundant cause of the muscular dystrophy known today and Expansion Therapeutics is working to find a cure right now.

Dr. Scott Rocklage, a board member of 5AM Ventures and Expansion Therapeutics, is working with R & D to help find a cure for DM1. Expansion Therapeutics is creating new medications that are working at the molecular level to work with the RNA functions of the body that produce necessary proteins. Dr. Rocklage has stated that Dr. Disney is his lead researcher in the R & D team. Dr. Disney’s team has been working for a total of 12 years and are still working to fine-tune the molecule medication.

Expansion Therapeutics and Dr. Rocklage are going above and beyond the RNA research. The company is actively working to advance small molecule medicines to target RNA. Their goal is to help other RNA caused illnesses and genetic anomalies. DM1 is not easily treatable at this point, but Dr. Scott Rocklage and Expansion Therapeutics aims to change that. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/scott-rocklage Working with 5AM Ventures since 2003, Scott M. Rocklage, PhD. has over 30 years of healthcare experience. Dr. Rocklage is a current board member of twelve companies including, Expansion Therapeutics, Pulmatrix, Novira Therapeutics, and WaveRx. He is an investor in multiple health-based companies including all the ones listed above. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Rocklage is not afraid of measured risk-taking and surrounds himself with similar goal oriented persons. Dr. Rocklage also holds the inventor and co-inventor of over 30 U.S. patents and 100 publications. He attended the University of California, Berkley. Dr. Rocklage is currently living in the Boston, Massachusetts area.