Would you like to know about past and current research related to MSUD? The National Institutes of Health (NIH)provides access to this information through 2 websites.

To find ongoing clinical trials: is a registry of clinical trials. Simply go to the site and enter MSUD under “Condition or disease.” Check “All studies” under status. You will be taken to a list of all registered studies, including those in recruitment and those completed. You can find detailed information about each study.

Current clinical trials are listed below:
RowStatusStudy TitleConditionsInterventionsLocations
Has Results
Phenylbutyrate Therapy for Maple Syrup Urine DiseaseMaple Syrup Urine Disease
  • Drug: Phenylbutyrate
  • Drug: Placebo powder
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
2RecruitingEducational, Social Support, and Nutritional Interventions and Their Cumulative Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes and Quality of Life in Teen and Adult Women With Phenylketonuria
  • Pregnancy
  • Phenylketonuria
Behavioral: Metabolic campEmory University Department of Human Genetics
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

To search medical journals for published studies:
PubMed provides access to the US National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. You can search medical journals for articles and create alerts notifying you of newly published journal articles.

To create an alert, go to the above website and look for the MyNCBI link on the top right of the homepage.

Register for a new account. Perform a search for Maple Syrup Urine Disease or MSUD. Click “Create Alert” link below the search box.

Newly published articles will now come directly to your email inbox.

For questions related to MSUD research, contact MSUD Family Support Group Research Lead Karen Dolins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 914 391 2982.


The MSUD Family Support Group is currently funding several research projects and we are proactively looking for researchers interested in developing new treatments or finding a cure for MSUD. Significant funding is necessary if we are to accomplish this goal.
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