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Experimental Protein Replacement Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A) MILFORD, Mass. and RENO, Nev., Feb.
Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies.
Researchers at the University of Iowa have worked out the exact function of an enzyme that is critical for normal muscle structure and is involved in several muscular dystrophies.
For patients suffering from epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a hereditary skin disease, even a gentle touch is extremely painful.
Laminin, long thought to be only a structural support protein in the microenvironment of breast and other epithelial tissue, is â€œfamousâ€ for its cross-like shape.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Action Fabricators announced today it has expanded its medical division with the launch of Laminin Medical Products (www.LamininMedical.com), which will focus on the engineering, manufacturing and assembly/packaging of medical products under contract with the Medical Device industry.
For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal substances, which is essential for future clinical uses.
With the discovery of a new type of chemical modification on an important muscle protein, a University of Iowa study improves understanding of certain muscular dystrophies and could potentially lead to new treatments for the conditions.
Current research suggests laminin, a protein that helps cells stick together, may lead to enhanced muscle repair in muscular dystrophy.
PALO ALTO, Calif. _ Watch out, Rogaine. Stanford University researchers have pinpointed a molecule that triggers hair follicle growth in mice, a treatment that one day could eventually mean some shaggy dos, or at least a few more strands, for humans who have experienced hair loss.
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