Barry Byrne

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Celebrates 2024 Inductees: Ushering in a New Era of Innovation

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame has announced its 2024 inductees: nine visionaries whose groundbreaking inventions have propelled technological advancement and reshaped the landscape of American innovation. These inventors, which include prolific University of Florida researcher Barry Byrne, who founded the field of muscle gene therapy, exemplify Florida’s rich tradition of ingenuity.

Does My Child Have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Take the Quiz.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy — sometimes referred to simply as Duchenne — is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle loss and weakness. It occurs as a result of gene mutations involved in the production of a protein called dystrophin, according to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Barry Byrne, MD, Ph.D.: Landscape of Awareness for Neuromuscular Disease

Barry J. Byrne, MD, Ph.D., chief medical advisor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and associate chair of pediatrics and director at the University of Florida Powell Center for Rare Disease Research and Therapy, talked with NeurologyLive about the virtual telethon to create awareness for a number of neuromuscular diseases.