Muscular Dystrophy News and Research

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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.
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