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2013-11-11 21:29:40

Xin is a muscle damage biomarker Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a protein that is only detectable after muscle damage, and it may serve as a way to measure injury. "Our results highlight the protein called Xin as a muscle damage biomarker," said Thomas Hawke, principal investigator and an associate professor for the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster. "Regardless of the way in which muscle was damaged, either through trauma or disease, Xin...

2013-11-06 23:22:35

2014 Muscle Team Gala expected to raise more than $1 million. NEW YORK, (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Metro New York's top pro athletes will join together to put their muscle behind finding treatments and cures for muscle disease at a special kickoff event for the 17th annual New York Muscle Team® Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The kickoff event will take place at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 (Hudson River and 23rd...

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 23:03:07

New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The FSH Society announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says June Kinoshita, Executive Director of the FSH Society. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including fundraising events from...

2013-10-30 15:35:50

Scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found a way to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to using viruses to deliver therapeutic genes: how to keep the immune system from neutralizing the virus before it can deliver its genetic payload. In a study published recently in Molecular Therapy, researchers found that giving subjects a treatment to temporarily rid the body of antibodies provides the virus safe passage to targeted cells, allowing it to release a...

2013-10-23 23:02:23

Seminar is open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 The Muscular Dystrophy Association invites residents in the Ark-La-Tex area to fight back against muscle disease by participating in the "Living with a Muscle Disease" seminar on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. "Living with a Muscle Disease"...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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