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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).
Longer looks: People with mental disabilities have a vote; Genome sequencing raises hope - also anxiety

Longer looks: People with mental disabilities have a vote; Genome sequencing raises hope - also anxiety

‘Gene for speed’ researcher awarded Ramaciotti Medal

‘Gene for speed’ researcher awarded Ramaciotti Medal

Intensive treatment with high doses of statin drugs shows promise for dyslipidemia

Intensive treatment with high doses of statin drugs shows promise for dyslipidemia

New mouse model could foster ALS, Paget's and dementia breakthroughs

New mouse model could foster ALS, Paget's and dementia breakthroughs

New insights into filaminopathies

New insights into filaminopathies

New clinical trial to evaluate DEX-M74 against hereditary inclusion body myopathy

New clinical trial to evaluate DEX-M74 against hereditary inclusion body myopathy

NCI awards Soligenix $300,000 SBIR grant for orBec Phase 2 chronic GI GVHD trial

NCI awards Soligenix $300,000 SBIR grant for orBec Phase 2 chronic GI GVHD trial

Statin's potency may cause muscle problems in patients with cardiovascular disease

Statin's potency may cause muscle problems in patients with cardiovascular disease

Researchers discover new cause of congenital myopathy

Researchers discover new cause of congenital myopathy

Lilly, Kowa announce results from PREVAIL U.S. study

Lilly, Kowa announce results from PREVAIL U.S. study

BHD launches Statin Induced Myopathy Genotype test

BHD launches Statin Induced Myopathy Genotype test

Study identifies how skeletal muscle stem cells respond to muscle injury

Study identifies how skeletal muscle stem cells respond to muscle injury

Ultragenyx reports results from UX001 Phase 1 study on HIBM

Ultragenyx reports results from UX001 Phase 1 study on HIBM

EMA grants orphan designations to Ultragenyx UX001, UX003 for treatment of HIBM and MPS 7

EMA grants orphan designations to Ultragenyx UX001, UX003 for treatment of HIBM and MPS 7

Ultragenyx completes UX001 Phase 1 study on hereditary inclusion body myopathy

Ultragenyx completes UX001 Phase 1 study on hereditary inclusion body myopathy

Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA

Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA

FDA grants orphan drug designation to Ultragenyx UX003 for treatment of MPS 7

FDA grants orphan drug designation to Ultragenyx UX003 for treatment of MPS 7

Websites advertising statins for sale contain poor levels of safety information

Websites advertising statins for sale contain poor levels of safety information

ACTF, Merck announce new HIV initiatives

ACTF, Merck announce new HIV initiatives

Researchers discover more about function of muscle stem cells

Researchers discover more about function of muscle stem cells