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The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. The disorders differ in terms of the distribution and extent of muscle weakness (some forms of MD also affect cardiac muscle), age of onset, rate of progression, and pattern of inheritance.
Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses

Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses

PerkinElmer provides newborn screening assay for PPMD’s New York State pilot program

PerkinElmer provides newborn screening assay for PPMD’s New York State pilot program

Horizon Discovery to offer novel base editing technology for clinical research

Horizon Discovery to offer novel base editing technology for clinical research

Researchers find key to preventing muscular dystrophy-related heart disease

Researchers find key to preventing muscular dystrophy-related heart disease

First in vitro system can help study early spine development in humans

First in vitro system can help study early spine development in humans

Single-particle method helps determine isoelectric point of viruses

Single-particle method helps determine isoelectric point of viruses

MDI Biological Laboratory announces expansion of innovative data literacy program

MDI Biological Laboratory announces expansion of innovative data literacy program

Study uncovers a previously unknown subtype of muscle stem cells

Study uncovers a previously unknown subtype of muscle stem cells

Scientists identify molecular mechanisms that protect cells against mechanical stress

Scientists identify molecular mechanisms that protect cells against mechanical stress

Parents of children who have special health care needs more likely to be in worse health

Parents of children who have special health care needs more likely to be in worse health

Cancer drug shows promise in battling Parkinson’s disease

Cancer drug shows promise in battling Parkinson’s disease

New compound may enhance dengue vaccine efficacy by simulating amino acid deficiency

New compound may enhance dengue vaccine efficacy by simulating amino acid deficiency

AMSBIO iMatrix Laminin-211 for purification and maintenance of cardiomyocytes

AMSBIO iMatrix Laminin-211 for purification and maintenance of cardiomyocytes

New 'intelligent' metamaterial could make MRI faster, safer, and more accessible

New 'intelligent' metamaterial could make MRI faster, safer, and more accessible

UK’s first AI coaching tool to help people with chronic conditions

UK’s first AI coaching tool to help people with chronic conditions

SLU research halts toxic protein linked to muscular dystrophy in animal models

SLU research halts toxic protein linked to muscular dystrophy in animal models

New research center will encompass a myriad of muscle science and disease investigations

New research center will encompass a myriad of muscle science and disease investigations

New genomics technique can be used to track down the causes of rare genetic diseases

New genomics technique can be used to track down the causes of rare genetic diseases

New tool records and tracks microbiome growth

New tool records and tracks microbiome growth

Genetic mechanisms could serve as a road map for screening new drugs to prolong healthy lifespan

Genetic mechanisms could serve as a road map for screening new drugs to prolong healthy lifespan