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New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice

Researchers at Oregon State University have announced that they have essentially stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for nearly two years in one…

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University of Twente develops robotic arm for Duchenne patients

Researchers from the University of Twente’s MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily…

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Research discovers potential new therapeutic target for ALS

J. Gavin Daigle, a PhD candidate at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies, is the first author of a paper whose findings reveal another piece of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis…

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New type of antidepressant found to act quickly in mice

Compound already tested in humans for other purposes and found nontoxic.The compound CGP3466B, already proven nontoxic for people, may effectively and rapidly treat depression, according to…

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Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes

An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma.

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Xistential crisis: Discovery shows there’s more to the story in silencing X chromosomes

Work could lead to ways to counteract X-linked diseases in girls and women.Nearly every girl and woman on Earth carries two X chromosomes in nearly every one of her cells — but one of them does…

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Cancer drug shows promise for treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A drug commonly used to treat leukaemia is showing potential as a treatment that could slow the progression of the muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Gene editing improves muscle function in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new gene-editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9 improved muscle function in live mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, establishing its potential as a therapy for humans.

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ALS toxic protein study opens new door for drug discovery

By revealing the structure of toxic protein clumps that kill nerve cells in patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers open a promising new door for drug discovery.

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First oral liquid form of riluzole, Teglutik®, launched in the UK providing an important new treatment option for patients with ALS

Martindale Pharma today announced the launch of Teglutik®, a unique oral liquid-suspension formulation of riluzole, the only licensed drug for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…

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    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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