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Dystrophin is a rod-shaped cytoplasmic protein, and a vital part of a protein complex that connects the cytoskeleton of a muscle fiber to the surrounding extracellular matrix through the cell membrane.
New drug offers hope to muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis sufferers

New drug offers hope to muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis sufferers

Female stem cells work better

Female stem cells work better

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

Stem cell therapy promises hope for muscular dystrophy victims

Stem cell therapy promises hope for muscular dystrophy victims

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

New research has implications for treating muscular dystrophy

New research has implications for treating muscular dystrophy

New gene therapy maybe useful for treating muscular dystrophy

New gene therapy maybe useful for treating muscular dystrophy

Unexpected link between muscular dystrophy and muscle wasting associated with cancer

Unexpected link between muscular dystrophy and muscle wasting associated with cancer

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

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

$1.6 million to develop gene therapy strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal, childhood-onset disease

$1.6 million to develop gene therapy strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal, childhood-onset disease

Breakthrough in gene therapy

Breakthrough in gene therapy

£1.6m for research into a possible cure for muscular dystrophy

£1.6m for research into a possible cure for muscular dystrophy