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12 new genes linked to neuromuscular disorders identified

Last Updated: Sunday, October 07, 2012, 16:47

Scientists have been able to identify a number of new genes that cause neuromuscular disorders like motor neurone disease and muscular dystrophy, thanks to new scientific techniques.

Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 11:17

Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength.

Protein in spider venom `may help treat muscular dystrophy`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 15:54

The venom of the Chilean rose tarantula has a protein that holds promise for keeping muscular dystrophy at bay, scientists say.

New gene transfer strategy shows promise to treat muscular dystrophies

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:47

Gene therapy using adeno-associated virus to deliver genes to cells has been taken up as an option for some patients with muscular dystrophy.

Genetic mutation causing spinal muscular atrophy `identified`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 12:02

Scientists have identified a genetic mutation which they claim causes a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy.

Women fall sick more often than men

Last Updated: Monday, January 02, 2012, 10:32

Women are more likely to suffer from arthritis, mental disorders and muscular problems.

Molecular scalpel hope for muscular dystrophy

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011, 00:00

A "molecular scalpel" has shown promising results in patients suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Exercise lowers muscular pain

Last Updated: Sunday, May 08, 2011, 00:00

A new study has found that acute exercise can worsen muscular pain but long-term exercise reduces it.

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