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December 9, 2012
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Another Muscular Dystrophy Mystery Solved; MU Scientists Inch Closer to a Therapy for Patients

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Approximately 250,000 people in the United States suffer from muscular dystrophy, which occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with fibrous, bony or fatty tissue and loses function. Three years ago, University of Missouri scientists found a … Continue reading

August 28, 2012
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Nutrition Tied to Improved Sperm DNA Quality in Older Men

Berkeley Lab study links healthy micronutrient intake with reduced DNA fragmentation A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with … Continue reading

June 30, 2012
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Gene Mutations Cause Massive Brain Asymmetry

Discovery could help lead to prevention of radical surgery for rare childhood disease Hemimegalencephaly is a rare but dramatic condition of infancy in which half the brain is malformed and much larger than the other half. Its cause is unknown, … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
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Gene Mutation Discovery Sparks Hope For Effective Endometriosis Screening

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have, for the first time, described the genetic basis of endometriosis, a condition affecting millions of women that is marked by chronic pelvic pain and infertility. The researchers’ discovery of a new gene mutation … Continue reading

April 24, 2011
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Mutated Gene Found in Dog Disease the Same in Humans, MU Researchers Find

*Tibetian Terrier dogs could play key role in developing therapy for early-onset Parkinson’s* COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri researchers believe both man and animal will benefit from their discovery that the same gene mutation found in Tibetan Terrier dogs … Continue reading