Dean Burkin

Laminin 111 prevents injury and loss of muscle function in DMD mice

posted on April 24, 2009 - 11:55am
A protein called laminin 111 had a marked therapeutic effect in mice that lack the dystrophin protein and have a muscle disease resembling human Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), say researchers at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Two research teams treat CMD mice

posted on January 16, 2009 - 11:37am
Recently published findings from two independent groups have suggested possible treatment pathways for the merosin-deficient and integrin-deficient forms of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD). Doxycycline fights cell death and lessens disease severity in merosin-deficient mice