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posted on October 1, 2009 - 10:11am
The following story includes items about: Becker muscular dystrophy, centronuclear myopathy, type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, congenital muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Miyoshi myopathy (distal muscular dystrophy), type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy, myotubular myopathy, nemaline myopathy, and spinal muscular atrophy

posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:03pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Much attention has been paid to gene therapy and stem cell strategies for treating muscle diseases, but several less dramatic strategies also appear to hold potential, especially if used in conjunction with more definitive therapies to enhance their effectiveness.

Scientists have identified a protein cluster that patches damaged muscle-fiber membranes in muscular dystrophy

posted on June 22, 2009 - 5:45pm
Scientists in the United States and Japan have identified a three-protein cluster that reseals damaged muscle-fiber membranes. The findings, published June 5, 2009, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could have implications for development of treatments for muscular dystrophies.

DMD, BMD, and some forms of LGMD and CMD, may benefit from new finding

posted on April 21, 2009 - 2:30pm
Scientists in the United States and Japan say they've identified a previously unknown but crucial step in a natural muscle-cell repair process that could have implications for the treatment of muscular dystrophies, particularly those in which membrane defects are implicated.