Genetically corrected human stem cells help mice with a disease resembling limb-girdle MD; cell membrane sealants are being studied in Duchenne and other forms of muscular dystrophy
posted on July 3, 2012 - 11:49am
LGMD2D mice benefit from corrected human stem cells
A multinational team of scientists successfully transplanted genetically corrected muscle stem cells derived from people with type 2D limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2D) into LGMD2D research mice and saw better muscle function in these mice than in similar mice that didn't receive the cells.
A compound that seals cell membranes stopped progression of heart degeneration in dogs with a DMD-like disease
posted on March 22, 2010 - 2:19pm
A synthetic compound that seals cellular membranes has been found to stop the progression of heart-muscle destruction in dogs with a disease closely resembling human Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), MDA-supported researchers have found.