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The myopathies are neuromuscular disorders in which the primary symptom is muscle weakness due to dysfunction of muscle fiber. Other symptoms of myopathy can include include muscle cramps, stiffness, and spasm. Myopathies can be inherited (such as the muscular dystrophies) or acquired (such as common muscle cramps).
Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Researchers determine cause of difficult-to-control mitochondrial diseases

Researchers determine cause of difficult-to-control mitochondrial diseases

New, sensitive screening test may allow clinicians to accurately detect Pompe disease

New, sensitive screening test may allow clinicians to accurately detect Pompe disease

New classification criteria offers faster, more accurate path to diagnosing myositis diseases

New classification criteria offers faster, more accurate path to diagnosing myositis diseases

New gene therapy trial for X-linked myotubular myopathy offers hope to children

New gene therapy trial for X-linked myotubular myopathy offers hope to children

Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS

Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS

Exoskeleton device helps man with disabling condition to complete 10K race

Exoskeleton device helps man with disabling condition to complete 10K race

Skeletal Muscle Differentiation kit evaluated by leading French laboratory, I-Stem

Skeletal Muscle Differentiation kit evaluated by leading French laboratory, I-Stem

Synthetic compound that reads mitochondrial DNA could lead to treatments for nerve, muscle diseases

Synthetic compound that reads mitochondrial DNA could lead to treatments for nerve, muscle diseases

New research offers crucial step towards understanding cause of myopathy

New research offers crucial step towards understanding cause of myopathy

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

Researchers find long-lasting benefits of gene therapy in dog model of myotubular myopathy

Researchers find long-lasting benefits of gene therapy in dog model of myotubular myopathy

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Scientists identify new gene that prompts muscle stem cells to fuse together

Scientists identify new gene that prompts muscle stem cells to fuse together

Quitting methamphetamine use can prevent drug-related heart damage

Quitting methamphetamine use can prevent drug-related heart damage

Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy

Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy

Researchers achieve new step towards treatment of myotubular myopathy using gene therapy

Researchers achieve new step towards treatment of myotubular myopathy using gene therapy

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases

Gene therapy treats myotubular myopathy in dogs

Gene therapy treats myotubular myopathy in dogs