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The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. The disorders differ in terms of the distribution and extent of muscle weakness (some forms of MD also affect cardiac muscle), age of onset, rate of progression, and pattern of inheritance.
Stem cell therapy could help restore debilitating muscle loss that happens with age

Stem cell therapy could help restore debilitating muscle loss that happens with age

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Study shows CRISPR/Cas9 system can effectively treat metastatic cancers

Study shows CRISPR/Cas9 system can effectively treat metastatic cancers

Researchers identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study clarifies role of ERβ in growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle in female mice

Study clarifies role of ERβ in growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle in female mice

Components leaking from broken muscle fibers activate 'satellite' muscle stem cells

Components leaking from broken muscle fibers activate 'satellite' muscle stem cells

Newly developed biodegradable microneedles deliver genes into the skin

Newly developed biodegradable microneedles deliver genes into the skin

Microneedles For Therapeutic Gene Delivery

Microneedles For Therapeutic Gene Delivery

RNA editing repair technique shows promise for treating neurological disorders

RNA editing repair technique shows promise for treating neurological disorders

Structural map reveals changes in SMCHD1 protein linked to degenerative conditions

Structural map reveals changes in SMCHD1 protein linked to degenerative conditions

Research identifies how neuronal transmission is disrupted in ALS

Research identifies how neuronal transmission is disrupted in ALS

Gene therapy builds muscle mass, reduces fat in mice

Gene therapy builds muscle mass, reduces fat in mice

Study finds utrophin-based therapy could be used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study finds utrophin-based therapy could be used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New technology used to probe and catalog activity of cells involved in muscle repair

New technology used to probe and catalog activity of cells involved in muscle repair