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Petition the NIH to Fund Dupuytren Research
On: Jun 22, 2021
By: Charles Eaton

If you are affected by Dupuytren disease, you know Dupuytren isn’t going away by itself. We must work together for a future without Dupuytren disease. Right now, there is no US federal Dupuytren-specific research funding. Help change this now! Sign this petition to tell the National Institutes of Health Dupuytren Research Funding Matters! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/we-support-the-need-for-dupuytren-disease-research

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Dupuytren Research Group
On: Nov 26, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

Thanksgiving is the US version of Harvest Festivals celebrated around this time each year around the world. This Thanksgiving is very different for many of us, but still, a reminder that there are always reasons for gratitude. I am very grateful for the engagement, encouragement, and support from the global Dupuytren community in these strange […]

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Commander Mark Kelly and Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori sit on Endeavour's flight deck during what was the Nasa vessel's final mission (c) NASA
We Need Controls!
On: May 15, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

We need controls! No, not cockpit controls or videogame controls, and no, we’re not out of control. We need control participants for the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study. Our goal is to make progress toward a Dupuytren cure as quickly as possible. We’re pushing forward with the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study. Because of COVID-19, […]

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2020 IDDB Progress and Findings
On: Apr 23, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

2020 IDDB Progress and Findings The International Dupuytren Data Bank is now in its fifth year with 4465 enrollees from 48 countries. There’s now enough data to begin looking for trends and new insights. We’ve begun collecting blood samples from select enrollees for the Dupuytren Blood Biomarker Pilot Study. Blood sample collection is on hold until […]

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Dupuytren, Handwashing, COVID-19
On: Mar 26, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren, Handwashing, and COVID-19 Dupuytren contracture can make simple things difficult – like washing, rinsing, and drying all the skin of hands and fingers. COVID-19 raises the stakes on the need for frequent and effective handwashing. Dupuytren-related skin dimples, fingers which can’t be separated, and areas where skin folds on itself – all are difficult […]

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Happy 2020 Valentine’s Day from the DRG
On: Feb 14, 2020
By: Charles Eaton

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day to embrace all the joy that love brings to life. A day to pause and reflect on the mystery of love …and biomarkers. Love and biomarkers? Absolutely! Love is so hard to describe in words. People try with different languages, metaphors, imagery, poems, songs, and increasingly, with molecules – […]

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2020: The year of solving the puzzle!
On: Dec 31, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

I’m optimistic 2020 will be the year of progress solving the Dupuytren puzzle. Dupuytren seems at times a jigsaw puzzle with too many pieces. Pieces from other puzzles. Pieces that look as though they should fit, but don’t. Pieces that belong in one location, but seem to fit in many different locations. One strategy to […]

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