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Latest Becker's muscular dystrophy Stories

2011-02-04 12:48:21

It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don’t have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease.

2011-02-01 12:00:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. and HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) today announced an expansion of their collaboration to discover new treatments for patients with Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DBMD).

2010-12-27 20:41:24

A novel potential therapy based on a natural human protein significantly slows muscle damage and improves function in mice who have the same genetic mutation as boys with the most common form of muscular dystrophy.

2010-12-21 07:00:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

2010-11-02 08:10:10

Muscular dystrophies or MD are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement.

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2010-10-19 09:25:00

Viagra, the famous little blue pill that millions of men use for erectile dysfunction, and originally developed to help ailing hearts, may now also help treat heart symptoms of muscular dystrophy.

2010-10-08 01:58:14

An immune reaction to dystrophin, the muscle protein that is defective in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, may pose a new challenge to strengthening muscles of patients with this disease.


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