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2014-07-16 23:11:04

Jerry’s Auto Group has teamed up with the MDA to host a philanthropic event to help those living with muscular dystrophy. The event will be held on the July 21st and it will be a golf outing for the ages. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit agency dedicated to curing muscle disease, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education....

2014-07-14 12:48:10

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Study pinpoints a molecular cause of cachexia, and hints at a potential treatment New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many strategies have been tried to reverse the condition, which may cause such frailty that patients can't endure potentially...

Building Better Muscles With Green Tomatoes
2014-04-10 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Muscle atrophy, or wasting, is a problem caused by aging and a variety of illnesses and injuries. The surprising answer to this according to a new study from the University of Iowa might be green tomatoes. The research team, led by Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, used a screening method that previously helped them identify a compound in apple peel as...

2014-04-09 16:31:50

Researchers headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB demonstrate that the DOR protein promotes muscle mass loss in mice. The scientists hypothesize that the design of an inhibitor against DOR would serve to prevent and tackle muscle wasting in patients suffering from sarcopenia and cachexia. The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia...

2014-02-13 16:28:10

Experimental Protein Replacement Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A) MILFORD, Mass. and RENO, Nev., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prothelia Incorporated (Prothelia) and University of Nevada, Reno announce that they have entered into strategic agreements with Alexion for the development of Laminin-111, a patented experimental protein replacement therapy for merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A), a life-threatening, ultra-rare disease caused by a genetic...

2013-11-04 14:15:08

Scientists find that key gene activates muscle growth For decades, scientists have searched for treatments for myopathies — genetic muscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy and ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease. Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Arizona State and Stanford Universities, and the University of Arizona, has discovered a new avenue to search for treatment possibilities. The team's research findings are featured in an article in this week's early...

2013-10-31 23:37:18

Stanton Smiles“Dr. Robert B Stanton DMD” and his friends are attending The Gala of Hope. A South Florida fundraising event with one goal: To fund a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In his never-ending pursuit to help his community, Dr. Robert B Stanton is joining the fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by donating a Zoom Whitening Treatment, buying tickets to the Gala and participating in the auction. The money raised from his...

2013-09-25 23:03:10

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and Twins pitcher Glen Perkins among top athletes who will come together at high-profile fundraiser. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Professional athletes throughout the Twin Cities are set to share the spotlight with children served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the 2013 Minnesota Muscle Team event on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at TCF Bank Stadium from 6-9:30 p.m. The MDA Minnesota Muscle Team is an event made up of athletes and alumni from local...

2013-04-26 14:11:20

Proteins, unlike diamonds, aren't forever. And when they wear out, they need to be degraded in the cell back into amino acids, where they will be recycled into new proteins. Researchers at Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have identified a new way that the cell's protein recycler, the proteasome, takes care of unwanted and potentially toxic proteins, a finding that has implications for treating muscle wasting, neurodegeneration and cancer. The consensus among...

Key Part Of Old Mystery In Generating Muscle Mass Solved
2012-09-28 11:36:42

Implications for treating muscular dystrophy and other muscle wasting diseases Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have solved a key part of a muscle regeneration mystery plaguing scientists for years, adding strong support to the theory that muscle mass can be built without a complete, fully functional supply of muscle stem cells. "This is good news for those with muscular dystrophy and other muscle wasting disorders that involve diminished stem cell function," says Se-Jin...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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