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Latest Duchenne muscular dystrophy Stories

2012-08-02 07:03:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - 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. Researchers seem to have discovered a promising new way to reverse the symptoms of the disease in mice. Scientists have reversed symptoms of myotonic muscular dystrophy in mice by...

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. A Nationwide Children's Hospital study describes a new gene therapy approach capable of delivering full-length versions of large genes and improving skeletal muscle function. The strategy may hold new hope for treating dysferlinopathies and other muscular dystrophies. A group of untreatable...


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