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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscle disorder that causes the loss of both muscle function and independence. DMD is perhaps the most prevalent of the muscular dystrophies and is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood today. Each year, approximately 20,000 children worldwide are born with DMD (one of every 3,500 male children).
New drug offers hope to muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis sufferers

New drug offers hope to muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis sufferers

Revving up a crucial set of muscle genes improves muscular dystrophy symptoms in mice

Revving up a crucial set of muscle genes improves muscular dystrophy symptoms in mice

Possible therapeutic target for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Possible therapeutic target for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

European network launched to aid muscle disease patients

European network launched to aid muscle disease patients

Stem cell therapy promises hope for muscular dystrophy victims

Stem cell therapy promises hope for muscular dystrophy victims

New technique will screen embryos for almost 6,000 inherited diseases

New technique will screen embryos for almost 6,000 inherited diseases

New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves

New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves

First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way

First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way

Research sheds light on origins of "junk" DNA

Research sheds light on origins of "junk" DNA

New research has implications for treating muscular dystrophy

New research has implications for treating muscular dystrophy

Ataxia gene identified

Ataxia gene identified

Better understanding of cancer cachexia

Better understanding of cancer cachexia

Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease may lead to longer life in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients

Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease may lead to longer life in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients

Bone marrow-derived cells fail to meet high expectations says Bonn study

Bone marrow-derived cells fail to meet high expectations says Bonn study

Chemical sealant - poloxamer 188 can repair damage to cardiac muscle cell membrane

Chemical sealant - poloxamer 188 can repair damage to cardiac muscle cell membrane

Complicated plasminogen system yields potential therapeutic target; Implications for aging and degenerative diseases

Complicated plasminogen system yields potential therapeutic target; Implications for aging and degenerative diseases

Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes

Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Novel strategy for stimulating the production of utrophin

Novel strategy for stimulating the production of utrophin

Proof of principle that it is possible to deliver new genes body-wide to all the muscles of an adult animal

Proof of principle that it is possible to deliver new genes body-wide to all the muscles of an adult animal