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2012-04-11 14:59:04

An abnormally low level of a protein in certain nerve cells is linked to movement problems that characterize the deadly childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research in animals suggests.

2012-02-28 10:45:48

Antisense oligonucleotides – short segments of genetic material designed to target specific areas of a gene or chromosome – that activated an enzyme to "chew up" toxic RNA (ribonucleic acid) could point the way to a treatment for a degenerative muscle disease called myotonic dystrophy.

2012-01-03 14:06:30

We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique.

2011-12-29 06:30:49

Before now, the only way to treat a wide-neck aneurysm was to undergo brain surgery. A novel device approved by the FDA made it possible to close wide-neck aneurysms that press against the optic nerve in the eye without risks, pain and longer recovery of major surgery.

2011-11-15 09:41:46

Patients with cancer, heart disease and other chronic illness struggle not only with complications inherent to their disease, they also experience an involuntary loss of weight and muscle mass triggered by the body's natural response to infection and inflammation.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.