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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).
AutoGenomics, Genomas sign agreement to develop DNA-guided diagnostic systems

AutoGenomics, Genomas sign agreement to develop DNA-guided diagnostic systems

Merck enrolls first patient in reformulated raltegravir Phase 3 trial for treatment of HIV-1 infection

Merck enrolls first patient in reformulated raltegravir Phase 3 trial for treatment of HIV-1 infection

Researchers show that vitamin B3 can slow down progression of mitochondrial disease

Researchers show that vitamin B3 can slow down progression of mitochondrial disease

Jain Foundation's dysferlinopathy clinical study exceeds original goal of 150 patients

Jain Foundation's dysferlinopathy clinical study exceeds original goal of 150 patients

Investigators urge drug regulators to provide clear evidence on statins’ side effects

Investigators urge drug regulators to provide clear evidence on statins’ side effects

Patients with congenital disorders are urged to register with CMDIR to advance clinical trials

Patients with congenital disorders are urged to register with CMDIR to advance clinical trials

Study: Genetic mutations in titin gene can cause skeletal muscle disease

Study: Genetic mutations in titin gene can cause skeletal muscle disease

Merck announces FDA approval of ISENTRESS for oral suspension

Merck announces FDA approval of ISENTRESS for oral suspension

New gene mutation helps doctors give more accurate diagnosis of mitochondrial myopathy

New gene mutation helps doctors give more accurate diagnosis of mitochondrial myopathy

Soligenix initiates orBec Phase 2 study for GI manifestations of chronic GVHD

Soligenix initiates orBec Phase 2 study for GI manifestations of chronic GVHD

Merck to present pharmacokinetic data on once-daily ISENTRESS at EACS

Merck to present pharmacokinetic data on once-daily ISENTRESS at EACS

Four new pre-clinical drug development projects at NIH develop treatment for rare disease

Four new pre-clinical drug development projects at NIH develop treatment for rare disease

Genetic variations in genes could put patients at risk for statin-associated muscle injury: Study

Genetic variations in genes could put patients at risk for statin-associated muscle injury: Study

Audentes Therapeutics closes $30 million Series A financing

Audentes Therapeutics closes $30 million Series A financing

Merck's LIPTRUZET tablets get FDA approval for treatment of elevated LDL cholesterol

Merck's LIPTRUZET tablets get FDA approval for treatment of elevated LDL cholesterol

HUGO recognizes Dr. Patrick Tan for research on genomic profiles of Asian cancers

HUGO recognizes Dr. Patrick Tan for research on genomic profiles of Asian cancers

Genetic testing services for rare neurological disorders launched by Athena Diagnostics

Genetic testing services for rare neurological disorders launched by Athena Diagnostics