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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 discover protein leiomodin promotes the assembly of an important heart muscle protein actin

Researchers discover protein leiomodin promotes the assembly of an important heart muscle protein actin

Rare genetic syndrome may hold key to cure for heat stroke

Rare genetic syndrome may hold key to cure for heat stroke

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

New investigational combination pill improves multiple cholesterol disorders

New investigational combination pill improves multiple cholesterol disorders

Massive microRNA scan uncovers leads to treating muscle degeneration

Massive microRNA scan uncovers leads to treating muscle degeneration

New strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

New strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

Rosuvastatin well tolerated by a broad range of patients with dyslipidemia

Rosuvastatin well tolerated by a broad range of patients with dyslipidemia

Schering-Plough announces ZETIA spproved in Japan

Schering-Plough announces ZETIA spproved in Japan

Research illustrates BAG3 protein's importance in maintaining mature skeletal muscle

Research illustrates BAG3 protein's importance in maintaining mature skeletal muscle

Discovery of gene that may play a role in centronuclear myopathy

Discovery of gene that may play a role in centronuclear myopathy

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Women more vulnerable to chronic drinking than men are

Women more vulnerable to chronic drinking than men are

Fourth gene found for distal muscular dystrophy

Fourth gene found for distal muscular dystrophy

Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients

Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients

First Approval in Europe of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin for treatment of elevated cholesterol

First Approval in Europe of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin for treatment of elevated cholesterol