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In Lab Research, Scientists Slow Progression of a Fatal Form of Muscular Dystrophy

In a paper published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, Saint Louis University researchers report that a new drug reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), providing a promising approach in designing new medications for those suffering from DMD. DMD is a fatal form of

Potential treatment for muscular dystrophy

Harvard Gazette, by Hadley Bridger, Brigham & Women's Hospital ~ August 3, 2015 Skeletal muscle is one of the most abundant tissue types in the human body, but it has proven difficult to produce in large quantities in the lab. Unlike other cell types, such as heart cells, neurons, and cells found in the gut,

Cardiac stem cell therapy may heal heart damage caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy

ScienceDaily, Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ~ November 18, 2014 Injections of cardiac stem cells might help reverse heart damage caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy, potentially resulting in a longer life expectancy for patients with the chronic muscle-wasting disease, researchers report. Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have found that injections of cardiac stem cells might

MU Researchers Find Gene Therapy Protects Mice from Heart Condition

University of Missouri Health System, by Staff ~ August 20, 2014 The condition is a leading cause of death for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy A new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy. “This

A Quantum Leap in Gene Therapy of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Jan. 15, 2013 By: Christian Basi,  Office of Research, University of Missouri Usually, results from a new study help scientists inch their way toward an answer whether they are battling a health problem or are on the verge of a technological breakthrough. Once in a while, those results give them a giant leap forward. In a