The first animal model for ALS dementia, a form of ALS that also damages the brain, has been developed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists.
A new study by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine sheds light on a longstanding question about the role of mitochondria in debilitating and fatal motor neuron diseases and…
Our genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of our bodies.
Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution.
The timing of a toddler’s first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.
A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease.
Living cells are like miniature factories, responsible for the production of more than 25,000 different proteins with very specific 3-D shapes.
Investigators from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have determined the first high-resolution structure of an enzyme that, if partially…
The discovery of two new gene mutations implicated in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy may offer a potential new drug target for this disease.
There is no treatment that halts disease progression in people with muscular dystrophy. But this could change, thanks to a discovery that could trigger muscle repair.