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UF Health researchers develop unique model for studying ALS

University of Florida Health researchers have developed a unique mouse model that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a…

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Epigenetic disturbances underlie rare muscle disorder

A new study unravels the molecular mechanism underlying a group of rare genetic disorders known as laminopathies, suggesting that they may in fact be epigenetic disorders.

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Maple syrup protects neurons and nurtures the minds of C. elegans worms

Two young students show how maple syrup prevents the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the C. elegans worm.

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Decoding sugar molecules offers new key for combating muscular dystrophy

A group of Japanese scientists have succeeded in decoding a sugar molecule and clarifying a mechanism linked to muscular dystrophy.

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Researchers find that immune cells play unexpected role in Lou Gehrig’s disease

Cedars-Sinai research scientists have found that immune cells in the brain play a direct role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, offering hope for new therapies to target…

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Lou Gehrig’s disease: new immune link uncovered

Lou Gehrig’s disease affects 30,000 Americans, yet its inner workings remain hidden from sight. New research uncovers tantalizing clues regarding its immune component.

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Spasticity: two potential therapeutic avenues

Following spinal cord injury, most patients experience an exaggeration of muscle tone called spasticity, which frequently leads to physical disability.

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Future brain therapies for Parkinson’s possible with stem cell bioengineering innovation

Rutgers and Stanford scientists develop novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain.

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Scientist at MDI Biological Laboratory identifies mechanism to regenerate heart tissue

The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced new discoveries about the mechanisms underlying the regeneration of heart tissue by Assistant Professor Voot P. Yin, Ph.D.

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TSRI study identifies new type of protein clump that may be implicated in ALS

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that cells construct protein “clumps” to protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral…

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  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    A group of diseases causing muscle weakness at birth. Several defined genetic mutations cause muscles to break down faster than they can repair or grow. A child with CMD may have various neurological or physical impairments. Some children never gain the ability to walk, while others lose the ability as they grow older. Learn more...

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