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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.
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

Genetic mutation may accelerate heart function decline in DMD patients

Genetic mutation may accelerate heart function decline in DMD patients

The best COVID warning system? Poop and pooled spit, says one Colorado school

The best COVID warning system? Poop and pooled spit, says one Colorado school

New study may help combat loss of muscle mass associated with aging

New study may help combat loss of muscle mass associated with aging

Scientists identify new therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2

Scientists identify new therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2

UCLA researchers discover compound that stimulates muscle cells in mice

UCLA researchers discover compound that stimulates muscle cells in mice

Leaking components from broken muscle fibers activate 'satellite' muscle stem cells

Leaking components from broken muscle fibers activate 'satellite' muscle stem cells

Study elucidates the role of ERβ in growth of skeletal muscle in female mice

Study elucidates the role of ERβ in growth of skeletal muscle in female mice

Biodegradable microneedle patch for local therapeutic gene delivery

Biodegradable microneedle patch for local therapeutic gene delivery

NIH awards grants for using bioengineered models to improve clinical trial design

NIH awards grants for using bioengineered models to improve clinical trial design