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2011-08-15 05:00:00

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, today announced the dosing of the first patient in a Phase 1 study of UX001 for hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM). UX001 is an extended release formulation of sialic acid intended as a substrate replacement therapy for HIBM, a severe, progressive, genetic neuromuscular disease caused by sialic acid...

2011-06-02 22:14:41

Improving the strength of patients with Myasthenia Gravis, a disease characterized by varying degrees of muscular weakness, is the goal of a new study being conducted at Baylor College of Medicine. Volunteers are needed to test the effectiveness of an investigational drug that may partially improve muscle strength in patients with this disease, said Dr. Yadollah Harati, professor of neurology and lead investigator on the clinical trial. Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular...

2010-08-19 15:02:18

Patients previously considered autoantibody negative can benefit from immunosuppression Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a subgroup of patients with necrotizing myopathy who have a novel autoantibody specificity that makes them potential candidates for immunosuppressive therapy. The complete study is published in the September issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Myopathy is a term used to describe...

2010-01-19 11:41:37

A team of University of British Columbia researchers has identified fat-producing cells that possess "dual-personalities" and may further the development of treatments for muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy and fibrosis. The team found a new type of fibro/adipogenic progenitors, or FAPs, that generate fatty fibrous tissues when transplanted into damaged muscles in mice. Progenitors are similar to stem cells in their capacity to differentiate, but are limited in the number of times...

2009-11-13 16:07:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Plagued by a growing weakness that left her unable to walk, talk and even take a normal breath, 11-year-old Iraqi Aram Ali was a shell of the bright little girl she used to be. No one could figure out what was wrong. Not the 13 doctors her distraught parents saw in Syria, not the specialists in Britain who had reviewed her chart, not the additional physicians she had seen in Iraq, the war-torn country the family had fled in a desperate effort to find the...

2009-07-30 12:48:49

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight may be associated with the development of certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health."This study found that women who lived in areas with higher levels of UV exposure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely to develop the form known as dermatomyositis, which...

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2008-12-30 12:41:40

Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that a molecule implicated in leukemia and lung cancer is also important in muscle repair and in a muscle cancer that strikes mainly children. The study shows that immature muscle cells require the molecule, called miR-29, to become mature, and that the molecule is nearly missing in cells from rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer caused by the proliferation of immature muscle cells. Cells from human rhabdomyosarcoma...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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