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2013-08-22 23:01:34

MDA National Goodwill Ambassador makes second national TV appearance as show announcer. TUCSON, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Bryson Foster of Concord, N.C., is set to open the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 1, 9/8c, on ABC television stations across the country. The energetic 13-year-old will make his second consecutive network television appearance as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's National Goodwill Ambassador during the...

2013-08-02 12:37:49

The substance protects the body's supply of a cell signal for muscle regeneration A trace substance in caramelized sugar, when purified and given in appropriate doses, improves muscle regeneration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The findings are published today, Aug. 1, in the journal Skeletal Muscle. Morayma Reyes, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and Hannele Ruohola-Baker, professor of biochemistry and associate director of the Institute for Stem Cell...

2013-07-08 12:13:59

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications. However, scientists have been puzzled for decades by the fact that laboratory mice bearing the same genetic mutation responsible for the disease in humans display only mild symptoms and no cardiac involvement. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that accurately mimics the course of the disease in humans. The study is the first...

2013-06-26 12:53:53

A drug developed to treat genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis may need a radical rethink. In a new study published on 25 June in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers question the mechanistic basis of the drug called PTC124 (also known as Ataluren), casting doubt as to whether it has the molecular effects that are claimed for it. This may have implications for its effectiveness in treating genetic diseases. An estimated 10% of all human...


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