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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).
New study helps identify patients at higher risk of statin-related myopathy

New study helps identify patients at higher risk of statin-related myopathy

New editorial published following adverse events of gene therapy clinical trial

New editorial published following adverse events of gene therapy clinical trial

Study examines statin use among nursing home residents nearing the end of life

Study examines statin use among nursing home residents nearing the end of life

New treatments for sleep apnea and other weak muscle conditions to be unveiled at global biotech event

New treatments for sleep apnea and other weak muscle conditions to be unveiled at global biotech event

Study offers new insight into how cells fuse

Study offers new insight into how cells fuse

Vitamin B3 has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease

Vitamin B3 has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease

Combination of exercise and cell-aging drug could help people with chronic inflammatory myopathy

Combination of exercise and cell-aging drug could help people with chronic inflammatory myopathy

Researchers visualize first structure of key enzyme that helps make triglycerides

Researchers visualize first structure of key enzyme that helps make triglycerides

Lung inflammation in a case of a 16-year-old linked to vaping

Lung inflammation in a case of a 16-year-old linked to vaping

Statins, helping or harming?

Statins, helping or harming?

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

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk

Researchers identify previously unknown autoimmune disease involving muscle pain, weakness

Researchers identify previously unknown autoimmune disease involving muscle pain, weakness

Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Biochemical switches could be triggered to treat pathology of IBM, ALS and FTD

Biochemical switches could be triggered to treat pathology of IBM, ALS and FTD

Researchers discover underlying cause of hereditary muscle disease

Researchers discover underlying cause of hereditary muscle disease

Researchers identify molecule to fight myotubular myopathy

Researchers identify molecule to fight myotubular myopathy

Toxic protein assemblies found to play beneficial role in muscle generation

Toxic protein assemblies found to play beneficial role in muscle generation

Micropeptide molecule could be promising gene therapy target to treat heart failure

Micropeptide molecule could be promising gene therapy target to treat heart failure