McArdle’s Disease

Stanford University is collecting samples of blood, muscle and other tissues from people with neuromuscular disorders for use in research

posted on January 7, 2015 - 12:06pm
Ever wondered how someone with a neuromuscular disorder in his or her family might contribute to research efforts in this field?

The rapid pace of research, unprecedented number of treatments in clinical trials and opportunities to share ideas across diseases made for an exciting 2013 MDA Scientific Conference

posted on April 25, 2013 - 4:51pm
Turning neuromuscular disease research into treatments as quickly and effectively as possible was the overarching theme of dozens of formal presentations, nearly 200 scientific posters, and countless informal conversations at the MDA Scientific Conference, April 21-24. A palpable sense of excitement pervaded the sold-out event thanks to the unprecedented number of experimental treatments in...

Research items about Friedreich's ataxia, myasthenia gravis, mitochondrial myopathies, type 1 myotonic dystrophy, gene therapy and gene modification

posted on July 7, 2011 - 10:28am
Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases

Some consensus, much controversy about diet in three metabolic diseases

posted on November 1, 2007 - 2:09pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, remembers clearly a patient he saw more than a decade ago, when he first began specializing in metabolism and nutrition. The patient was an 8-year-old boy who had rapidly become weak and eventually almost completely paralyzed after exercising. His muscles were breaking down, spilling a protein...
posted on September 1, 2006 - 3:11pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 5
Valproic acid improves strength in SMA study The drug valproate (valproic acid), currently used for seizures, bipolar disorder and migraine headaches, increased ob-jective and subjective strength assessments in six adults with type 3 or 4 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Laboratory experiments have suggested that valproate can increase the level of full-length SMN protein molecules, needed but...


posted on July 1, 2004 - 4:18pm
When Michael Marino, 47, of Selden, N.Y., was a child, his parents thought he was lazy and sent him to a nautical military school to straighten him out. It didn’t. He had his first muscle cramps at age 9 or 10, from the extreme sit-up regimen, and couldn’t straighten up for two days. “I thought the pain meant I was building muscle, but now I know I was damaging it.”
posted on March 1, 2004 - 10:36am
In this article, the latest clinical trials and studies in: limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, McArdle's disease, and Pompe's disease
posted on June 1, 2000 - 4:40pm
Neuromuscular diseases can cause a variety of symptoms other than muscle weakness. Some people may feel their muscles are stiff or don't respond quickly; others might complain of cramps or twitches; while still others get tired quickly during exercise. Not all of these symptoms are painful, but some can be inconvenient or annoying. Learning the medical names and natures of these symptoms can...