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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).
AstraZeneca's CRESTOR receives favorable vote from FDA Advisory Committee

AstraZeneca's CRESTOR receives favorable vote from FDA Advisory Committee

Mutant ATPase blocks autophagy partway and causes multi-tissue degenerative disease

Mutant ATPase blocks autophagy partway and causes multi-tissue degenerative disease

Kennedy Krieger Institute opens new center for individuals with muscle disorders

Kennedy Krieger Institute opens new center for individuals with muscle disorders

Humans and mice have critical differences in gene responsible for DMD

Humans and mice have critical differences in gene responsible for DMD

ESC and EASD organize Joint Scientific Forum in China to address optimal treatment strategies for diabetes

ESC and EASD organize Joint Scientific Forum in China to address optimal treatment strategies for diabetes

Upsher-Smith Laboratories publishes results of SLIM Study

Upsher-Smith Laboratories publishes results of SLIM Study

Debilitating muscle weakness can linger long after hospital discharge

Debilitating muscle weakness can linger long after hospital discharge

Upsher-Smith Laboratories publishes data on Slo-Niacin and Lipitor combination study

Upsher-Smith Laboratories publishes data on Slo-Niacin and Lipitor combination study

AstraZeneca's CRESTOR approved for treating pediatric patients with HeFH

AstraZeneca's CRESTOR approved for treating pediatric patients with HeFH

Phase III STARTMRK clinical study on ISENTRESS in comparison to efavirenz

Phase III STARTMRK clinical study on ISENTRESS in comparison to efavirenz

Schering-Plough expands Vicriviroc study in treatment-naive patients with HIV

Schering-Plough expands Vicriviroc study in treatment-naive patients with HIV

New drug for muscle degenerating diseases shows great promise

New drug for muscle degenerating diseases shows great promise

Scientists cure mice of muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome

Scientists cure mice of muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome

Heart protein saves muscle

Heart protein saves muscle

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of myopathy and muscular dystrophy

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of myopathy and muscular dystrophy

Laminin-111 shows potential for congenital muscular dystrophy

Laminin-111 shows potential for congenital muscular dystrophy

How to build muscle mass with four and a half LIM domains 1

How to build muscle mass with four and a half LIM domains 1

Folic acid does not offer any cardiovascular benefits

Folic acid does not offer any cardiovascular benefits