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Latest Duchenne muscular dystrophy Stories

2012-08-02 07:03:06

Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects 1 in every 3,600 male infants each year. Due to the way the disease is inherited, girls are not affected. Muscular dystrophy consists of a group of inherited disorders causing muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, which progressively becomes worse.

2012-07-09 10:54:16

The challenge of treating patients with genetic disorders in which a single mutated gene is simply too large to be replaced using traditional gene therapy techniques may soon be a thing of the past.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.