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posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:03pm
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.

New strategy may lessen muscle damage and improve function in DMD

posted on April 13, 2009 - 5:00pm
Investigators conducting experiments in mice with a disease resembling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) believe they’ve uncovered a new strategy to protect against muscle damage and improve strength in this disease. Andrew Marks at Columbia University in New York coordinated the team, which included researchers from Montpellier (France) University and other institutions in Montpellier. They...