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2014-08-04 23:03:11

After a 21-year battle with Myotonic Dystrophy, Brian Malmgren, age 43, passed away on the afternoon of July 30th, 2014. Since his passing, family and friends have rallied to create a Memorial Fundraiser page; and the fundraiser coordinator Elias Russell announces the establishment of the fund and explains the ultimate goal. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 On the afternoon of July 30th, 2014, Brian Malmgren passed away due to complications associated with Myotonic Dystrophy. At age 43, Brian had...

2014-02-19 08:30:43

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Rare Disease Month and Rare Disease Day The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) has released "Hope and Inspiration"--a short eight minute video that brings attention to myotonic dystrophy (DM), the community of people living with it and the compelling scientific advances that have made it the global poster child for neuromuscular disorders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/DC56674LOGO)...

Scientists Uncover Most Detailed Picture Of Muscular Dystrophy Defect
2014-01-02 11:27:09

The Scripps Research Institute Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have revealed an atomic-level view of a genetic defect that causes a form of muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy type 2, and have used this information to design drug candidates with potential to counter those defects—and reverse the disease. “This the first time the structure of the RNA defect that causes this disease has been determined,” said TSRI Associate Professor Matthew...

2012-10-03 10:06:21

Preliminary research finds that for patients with nondystrophic myotonias (NDMs), rare diseases that affect the skeletal muscle and cause functionally limiting stiffness and pain, use of the anti-arrhythmic medication mexiletine resulted in improvement in patient-reported stiffness, according to a preliminary study in the October 3 issue of JAMA. Data on treatment of NDMs are largely anecdotal, consisting of case series and a single-blind, controlled trials of several medications including...

2012-08-12 23:00:10

Muscle atrophy a major problem with arthritis, could be treated with regenerative medicine, according to A.J. Farshchian MD from the Center for Regenerative Medicine. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Muscle atrophy a major problem with arthritis, could be treated with regenerative medicine, according to A.J. Farshchian MD from the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Muscle atrophy also known as Muscle wasting Is common in arthritis and is usually due to loss of muscle tissue which could be caused by...

Underlying Causes Of Impaired Brain Function In Muscular Dystrophy Revealed
2012-08-08 12:54:58

The molecular missteps that disrupt brain function in the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy have been revealed in a new study published by Cell Press. Myotonic dystrophy is marked by progressive muscle wasting and weakness, as well as excessive daytime sleepiness, memory problems, and mental retardation. A new mouse model reported in the August 9 issue of the journal Neuron reproduces key cognitive and behavioral symptoms of this disease and could be used to develop drug...

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...

2012-07-26 01:01:00

Complex, multi-system diseases like myotonic dystrophy — the most common adult form of muscular dystrophy — require physicians and patients to identify which symptoms impact quality of life and, consequently, what treatments should take priority. However, a new study out this month in the journal Neurology reveals that there is often a disconnect between the two groups over which symptoms are more important, a phenomenon that not only impacts care but also the direction of...


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