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New breakthrough brings Muscular Dystrophy drug closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 17:22

Researchers have revealed an atomic-level view of a genetic defect that causes a form of muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy type 2.

Burnt sugar may harbour muscular dystrophy cure

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:22

A burnt sugar derivative, when purified and given in appropriate doses, helps in improving muscle regeneration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Molecules that control muscular genetic defect identified

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 18:43

Researchers have identified small molecules, which allow complete control over a genetic defect responsible for muscular dystrophy.

Therapy for muscular dystrophy patients closer to reality

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 17:08

In a new study, researchers have discovered the missing pieces to the puzzle surrounding muscular dystrophy that could ultimately lead to a therapy.

Protein injection holds promise for muscular dystrophy treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 17:52

Injecting a novel human protein into muscle affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy significantly increases its size and strength, scientists have discovered.

Genetic flaws behind a common muscular dystrophy identified

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 16:55

Researchers have discovered two genetic mutations responsible for the third most common form of muscular dystrophy, paving way for new treatments for the disease.

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.

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.

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