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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.
Study shows Urolithin A as a potent enhancer of muscle function in mice with muscular dystrophy

Study shows Urolithin A as a potent enhancer of muscle function in mice with muscular dystrophy

Urolithin A shows promise to slow progression of Duchenne Muscle Dystrophy

Urolithin A shows promise to slow progression of Duchenne Muscle Dystrophy

A new hydrogel for treatment and recovery of muscle injuries

A new hydrogel for treatment and recovery of muscle injuries

Stem cell therapy could help restore debilitating age-related muscle loss

Stem cell therapy could help restore debilitating age-related muscle loss

COVID-19 lockdown restrictions reduced light activity related to socializing and work

COVID-19 lockdown restrictions reduced light activity related to socializing and work

Chemical cocktail shows promise for producing muscle stem cells

Chemical cocktail shows promise for producing muscle stem cells

FDA approval provides targeted treatment option for patients with rare DMD mutation

FDA approval provides targeted treatment option for patients with rare DMD mutation

Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry increases patient access to research, clinical trials

Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry increases patient access to research, clinical trials

After a decade of lobbying, ALS patients gain faster access to disability payments

After a decade of lobbying, ALS patients gain faster access to disability payments

CoQ10 supplement could be a valuable complementary therapeutic option for various diseases

CoQ10 supplement could be a valuable complementary therapeutic option for various diseases

Study could help develop new oral drugs for treating muscular dystrophy, heart failure

Study could help develop new oral drugs for treating muscular dystrophy, heart failure

Study provides new insights into the molecular underpinnings of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study provides new insights into the molecular underpinnings of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study unlocks some muscle cell secrets

Study unlocks some muscle cell secrets

Genethon to start international clinical trial for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Genethon to start international clinical trial for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Novel ALS study effectively visualizes neuroinflammation

Novel ALS study effectively visualizes neuroinflammation

New method could help determine the most appropriate treatment for HIV patients

New method could help determine the most appropriate treatment for HIV patients

Adding exercise to genetic treatment reverses fatigue in mice with common myotonic dystrophy

Adding exercise to genetic treatment reverses fatigue in mice with common myotonic dystrophy

Mother's protein found to be involved in genomic imprinting process

Mother's protein found to be involved in genomic imprinting process

CRISPR/Cas9 system is highly effective in treating metastatic cancers

CRISPR/Cas9 system is highly effective in treating metastatic cancers

New strategy shows promises for treating RNA-repeat expansion disorders

New strategy shows promises for treating RNA-repeat expansion disorders