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Mutant proteins linked to DNA damage, muscular dystrophy

December 31, 2019

New Cornell-led research has found a strong connection between DNA damage triggered by mutations in proteins that surround the…
Researchers developing new ‘DNA stitch’ to treat muscular dystrophy

September 26, 2019

A new therapeutic being tested by University of Alberta researchers is showing early promise as a more effective…
Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy

April 23, 2019

Standing up from a chair, climbing stairs, brushing one’s hair – all can be a struggle for people…
World’s first child-exoskeleton for spinal muscular atrophy

June 9, 2016

The frame helps children to walk and aims to prevent the setting in of sclorosis which results from…
New insights into muscular dystrophy point to potential treatment avenues

June 2, 2016

The average healthy man is 54 percent muscle by mass, but people with muscular dystrophy, an incurable, genetic…
New insights into muscular dystrophy point to potential treatment avenues

June 1, 2016

The average healthy man is 54 percent muscle by mass, but people with muscular dystrophy, an incurable, genetic…
Cells engineered from muscular dystrophy patients offer clues to variations in symptoms

May 27, 2016

Cells enable easier study of genetic variations among patients Johns Hopkins researchers report they have inadvertently found a…
Gene-editing technique successfully stops progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

January 2, 2016

Using a new gene-editing technique, a team of scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center stopped progression of Duchenne…
Scientists identify critical pathway to improve muscle repair

December 2, 2015

TRAF6 ensures health of stem cells and may lead to improved stem cell therapies for DMD and other…
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a stem cell disease

November 16, 2015

Study by Ottawa researchers paves the way for new treatments for devastating genetic disease A new study from…
Manipulating cell signaling for better muscle function in muscular dystrophy

October 26, 2015

Every heart beat and step in our daily lives is dependent on the integrity of muscles and the…
Gene Therapy Treats All Muscles in the Body in Muscular Dystrophy Dogs; Human Clinical Trials Are Next Step

October 24, 2015

Muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 250,000 people in the U.S., occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with…
RNA Editing Technique Treats Severe Form of Muscular Dystrophy

October 14, 2015

An RNA editing technique called “exon skipping” has shown preliminary success in treating a rare and severe form…
Programming adult stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and more by mimicking nature

July 24, 2015

Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but…
Bacterial Defense Mechanism Targets Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

February 19, 2015

Duke researchers have demonstrated a genetic therapeutic technique that has the potential to treat more than half of…
Video game technology helps measure upper extremity movement

February 8, 2015

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular…
Hope for muscular dystrophy patients: Harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage

January 17, 2015

Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself – by artificially increasing levels of the…
Are my muscular dystrophy drugs working?

October 30, 2014

People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a…
Scientists pioneer microscopy technique that yields fresh data on muscular dystrophy

September 18, 2014

A new single-molecule imaging technique developed at USC provides new insights into the role of dystrophin proteins for…
Researchers find link to failing heart in muscular dystrophy

June 26, 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a communication breakdown may be…
New muscular dystrophy drug’s chances for approval improve

April 25, 2014

A new drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be closer to becoming the first approved treatment for…
Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy in mice

February 12, 2014

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular…
Scientists uncover image of muscular dystrophy defect and design targeted drug candidates

January 3, 2014

Scripps Florida scientists have revealed a detailed image of the genetic defect that causes myotonic dystrophy type 2,…
Muscle Builders

November 17, 2013

Zebrafish and stem cells enable fast drug discovery for muscle disorders Scientists have had little success growing skeletal…
Key mechanism links exercise to muscle growth

October 23, 2013

Scientists from King’s College London have identified a mechanism by which exercise – or lack of it –…
New muscle power from the lab

August 19, 2013

Pax7 stimulates powers of self-healing in muscles with the help of satellite cells Unlike the heart muscle, the…
Clue to new treatment for muscular dystrophy

April 10, 2013

Muscular dystrophy is the name of a collection of diseases that weaken muscles and cause muscle cells and…
Stem-cell approach shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

January 15, 2013

Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice…
Muscular dystrophy coud be overcome by vitamins?

October 31, 2012

A new study in PLOS Biology raises the possibility that vitamin B3 might be worth assessing as a therapy for muscular dystrophies. This…
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