Muscular Dystrophy News and Research

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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.
Researchers develop molecular matrix that delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

Researchers develop molecular matrix that delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

MDI Biological Laboratory introduces Morris Scientific Discovery Fund for eligible research programs

MDI Biological Laboratory introduces Morris Scientific Discovery Fund for eligible research programs

Blue-light scope improves detection of bladder cancer

Blue-light scope improves detection of bladder cancer

Protein known to drive nerve cell survival may protect children from Duchenne cardiomyopathy

Protein known to drive nerve cell survival may protect children from Duchenne cardiomyopathy

Researchers use guide RNAs to improve base editing system

Researchers use guide RNAs to improve base editing system

Top AI companies join hands to discover novel drugs for DMD

Top AI companies join hands to discover novel drugs for DMD

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Alternative splicing plays vital role in adult muscle mass maintenance

Alternative splicing plays vital role in adult muscle mass maintenance

Study finds that several existing anti-cancer drugs may work in part by binding to RNA

Study finds that several existing anti-cancer drugs may work in part by binding to RNA

Glucose-based dietary supplement increases muscle-force in Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse

Glucose-based dietary supplement increases muscle-force in Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse

CRISPR technique reduces repetitive behavior in fragile X syndrome mouse models

CRISPR technique reduces repetitive behavior in fragile X syndrome mouse models

Researchers discover protein responsible for X chromosome inactivation

Researchers discover protein responsible for X chromosome inactivation

KFU medical departments seek to find treatments for hereditary syndromes

KFU medical departments seek to find treatments for hereditary syndromes

New cell-based technologies could help improve understanding of muscle-wasting disease

New cell-based technologies could help improve understanding of muscle-wasting disease

BU postdoctoral researcher wins competitive NIH Pathway to Independence Award

BU postdoctoral researcher wins competitive NIH Pathway to Independence Award

MSU students develop exoskeleton app for patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

MSU students develop exoskeleton app for patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Research sheds light on links between brain growth and post-natal sensory experiences

Research sheds light on links between brain growth and post-natal sensory experiences

Breakthrough study promises to bring gene-editing technology much closer to therapeutic reality

Breakthrough study promises to bring gene-editing technology much closer to therapeutic reality

Research establishes use of chimeric cells as potential therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Research establishes use of chimeric cells as potential therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

UCLA-developed nanospears could make gene therapies safer, faster and more cost-effective

UCLA-developed nanospears could make gene therapies safer, faster and more cost-effective