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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).
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

Study opens new avenues for treatment of Laing distal myopathy

Study opens new avenues for treatment of Laing distal myopathy

Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis

Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis

MDA announces 34 new grants totaling $9.9 million to accelerate neuromuscular research

MDA announces 34 new grants totaling $9.9 million to accelerate neuromuscular research

New study focuses on promise of gene therapy for Amish nemaline myopathy

New study focuses on promise of gene therapy for Amish nemaline myopathy

Study sheds new light on link between calorie-burning fat and muscle function

Study sheds new light on link between calorie-burning fat and muscle function

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