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Latest Neuromuscular disease Stories

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.

2010-08-19 15:02:18

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

2008-12-30 09:52:51

Current research suggests laminin, a protein that helps cells stick together, may lead to enhanced muscle repair in muscular dystrophy.

2008-10-20 09:00:09

Acceleron Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics that modulate the growth of tissues including bone and muscle, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of ACE-031, its lead compound for treating diseases involving the loss of muscle mass and function.


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