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Latest Congenital myasthenic syndrome Stories

2011-06-02 22:14:41

Improving the strength of patients with Myasthenia Gravis, a disease characterized by varying degrees of muscular weakness, is the goal of a new study being conducted at Baylor College of Medicine. Volunteers are needed to test the effectiveness of an investigational drug that may partially improve muscle strength in patients with this disease, said Dr. Yadollah Harati, professor of neurology and lead investigator on the clinical trial. Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular...

2011-02-11 19:31:15

Newcastle University scientists have identified a new gene which will allow rapid diagnosis and earlier treatment of a debilitating neuromuscular condition. The gene, GFPT1, is crucial in causing a variation of Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) which gained media attention recently with the plight of baby RB, who was at the centre of a "right-to-life" legal dispute. CMS is a rare genetic condition affecting the way signals travel between the brain and muscles which can cause paralysis and...


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