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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • A genetic chaperone for healthy aging?

    Researchers at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) have identified an epigenetic mechanism that appears to strongly influence healthy aging. It’s a protein that controls muscle integrity, lifespan and levels of an essential sugar. How does one protein have that much power? Animals l more

  • A golden ticket to faster muscle recovery

    Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to promote healing, but prolonged, excess inflammation in the muscles can contribute to the progression of chronic di more

  • New technique could bring earlier diagnoses for muscular dystrophy, ALS and similar disorders

    A new blood test could reveal the genetic roots of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other disorders caused by the expansion of DNA repeats, potentially helping doctors diagnose their patients’ conditions sooner. The findings by University of Florida Health researchers and their more

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Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetic , hereditary muscle diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness. Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle protein ... more

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