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Viewing drugs’ effect on living brain now possible with first mouse model for ALS dementia

The first animal model for ALS dementia, a form of ALS that also damages the brain, has been developed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists.

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The role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative diseases

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…

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‘Circular RNA’ associated with muscular dystrophy, other degenerative diseases in both muscle and brain

Our genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of our bodies.

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Novel microscopy technique yields fresh data on muscular dystrophy

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution.

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When walking and cognitive delays occur together in boys, muscular dystrophy could be the culprit

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.

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Repairing the muscles in Muscular dystrophy, not the genetic defect

A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease.

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The cell recognizes the buildup of misfolded proteins, offers insight into Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and type 2 diabetes

Living cells are like miniature factories, responsible for the production of more than 25,000 different proteins with very specific 3-D shapes.

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Targeting structure of enzyme has potential to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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…

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‘Cause of incurable muscle-wasting disease identified’

The discovery of two new gene mutations implicated in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy may offer a potential new drug target for this disease.

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Researchers trigger muscle repair in mice with muscular dystrophy

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.

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