Million Dollar Bike Ride funds three studies

The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) are proud to announce the three projects selected to receive the LGDA-LMI 2015 MDBR Rare Disease Research Grants. The LGDA and LMI joined together Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Philadelphia to participate in the 2nd Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride. Together the teams raised more than $100,000, which the Orphan Disease Center at University of Pennsylvania matched dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total available for research to $203,000.

We congratulate the 2015 awardees and are making plans to participate in the MDBR in May 2016 in order to continue funding research important to better understanding lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease.

The three studies are:

  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MR Lymphangiogram Imaging of Lymphatic Anomalies
  • Nano-magnetic Oils for the Study of Intestinal Lymphatics in Lymphangiomatosis
  • Inducible Lymphatic Hyperplasia to Drive Chylous Accumulation Mimicking Lymphangiomatosis

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