cyclosporine

posted on September 1, 2008 - 10:07am
Real progress is being made in supplying functional dystrophin genes to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a disease in which mutated dystrophin genes keep this critical protein from being produced in muscle fibers.
posted on May 1, 2007 - 4:04pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
New muscle-generating stem cells isolated from human tissue Researchers at several U.S. and Italian institutions say they’ve isolated from human skeletal muscle a new type of stem cell that they believe could be “ideal” for the treatment of muscular dystrophy. MDA-supported Giulio Cossu at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, and Paolo Bianco of the San Raffaele Biomedical...

Knowing if you're on the right course with corticosteroids

posted on May 1, 2007 - 1:59pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
"Since being on prednisone, I’ve been up and down with my weight and up and down with the milligram dosage,” says Carlie Brinker. “I’m 19, and I’ve been on prednisone for 11 years.”