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The myopathies are neuromuscular disorders in which the primary symptom is muscle weakness due to dysfunction of muscle fiber. Other symptoms of myopathy can include include muscle cramps, stiffness, and spasm. Myopathies can be inherited (such as the muscular dystrophies) or acquired (such as common muscle cramps).
Researchers achieve new step towards treatment of myotubular myopathy using gene therapy

Researchers achieve new step towards treatment of myotubular myopathy using gene therapy

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Gene therapy treats myotubular myopathy in dogs

Gene therapy treats myotubular myopathy in dogs

Diet and exercise can help lessen damage caused by malaria, UTA study suggests

Diet and exercise can help lessen damage caused by malaria, UTA study suggests

HD is myopathy as well as neurodegenerative disease, study suggests

HD is myopathy as well as neurodegenerative disease, study suggests

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

CUMC researchers uncover new details of intracellular channel that controls skeletal muscle

CUMC researchers uncover new details of intracellular channel that controls skeletal muscle

KIT researchers use high-resolution microscopy to uncover how scavenger cells repair muscle fibers

KIT researchers use high-resolution microscopy to uncover how scavenger cells repair muscle fibers

Consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies could be important step forward for research, treatment

Consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies could be important step forward for research, treatment

Wolff-Parkinson-White patients continue to have atrial fibrillation risk even after catheter ablation, study finds

Wolff-Parkinson-White patients continue to have atrial fibrillation risk even after catheter ablation, study finds

Renal risk factors for NA-treated HBV patients identified

Renal risk factors for NA-treated HBV patients identified

Study: Delirium, muscle weakness and other neurological complications of sepsis poorly understood

Study: Delirium, muscle weakness and other neurological complications of sepsis poorly understood

Berlin researchers identify defects in myotubular myopathy

Berlin researchers identify defects in myotubular myopathy

Could statins treat muscular dystrophy? An interview with Dr. Nick Whitehead and Dr Stan Froehner

Could statins treat muscular dystrophy? An interview with Dr. Nick Whitehead and Dr Stan Froehner

Researchers unlock structural details of key protein to treat neuromuscular disease

Researchers unlock structural details of key protein to treat neuromuscular disease

Research highlights potential new treatment strategy for degenerative diseases

Research highlights potential new treatment strategy for degenerative diseases

First patient dosed in long term-safety extension study of Resolaris for adult patients with FSHD

First patient dosed in long term-safety extension study of Resolaris for adult patients with FSHD

Scientists reveal role of dynamin and show how specific mutations impair function of dynamin

Scientists reveal role of dynamin and show how specific mutations impair function of dynamin

Clementia expands enrollment to include children with FOP in ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial

Clementia expands enrollment to include children with FOP in ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial

Necrotising autoimmune myopathy requires early, aggressive treatment

Necrotising autoimmune myopathy requires early, aggressive treatment