• About the Disease

    LGMD2B/Miyoshi Myopathy (collectively called dysferlinopathy) are rare forms of muscular dystrophy caused by mutations in the dysferlin gene. For the disease to occur both copies of the dysferlin gene must be defective (recessive inheritance).
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  • Jain Foundation Scholarships

    The Jain Foundation Scholarship was designed to reward students who teach others about LGMD2B/Miyoshi myopathy. A total of eight scholarships were awarded in 2015.
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  • Clinical Outcome Study

    Over 200 patients were recruited in the International Clinical Outcome Study (COS). The study is essential for finding outcomes that can be measured during clinical trials. Without good clinical outcomes, effective clinical trials cannot be performed.
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  • 2015 Scientific Conference

    The 2015 Jain Foundation Scientific Conference will be held November 4-7 in Toronto, Canada.
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  • Importance of Genetic Diagnosis

    Since multiple forms of muscular dystrophy can have similar clinical symptoms, genetic analysis is the only definitive way to confirm your diagnosis. The Jain Foundation has joined a consortium of LGMD family foundations to offer free sequencing via lgmd-diagnosis.org
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