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January 26, 2014
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Gene therapy leads to robust improvements in animal model of fatal muscle disease

Preclinical studies show that gene therapy can improve muscle strength in small- and large-animal models of a fatal congenital childhood disease know as X-linked myotubular myopathy. The findings, appearing  as the cover story in the January 22, 2014 issue of … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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FDA-approved immune-modulating drug unexpectedly benefits mice with fatal mitochondrial defect

The transplant anti-rejection drug rapamycin showed unexpected benefits in a mouse model of a fatal defect in the energy powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria. Children with the condition, Leigh syndrome, show progressive brain damage, muscle weakness, lack of coordination or … Continue reading

January 12, 2013
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Multiple Sclerosis Study Reveals How Killer T Cells Learn to Recognize Nerve Fiber Insulators

Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, findings from the University of Washington reveal. Cytoxic T cells, also known as CD8+ T cells, are … Continue reading

December 5, 2012
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Promising Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for drug delivery shows promise in treatment of pediatric leukemia Nanotechnology developed by Delaware scientists could potentially deliver chemotherapy to children in a way that attacks cancer cells without harming healthy cells, greatly reducing side effects. The work, conducted … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Researchers Report Potential New Treatment to Stop Alzheimer’s Disease

Molecular ‘tweezers’ break up toxic aggregations of proteins in mouse model Last March, researchers at UCLA reported the development of a molecular compound called CLR01 that prevented toxic proteins associated with Parkinson’s disease from binding together and killing the brain’s … Continue reading

February 21, 2012
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Yale Study: How Mitochondrial DNA Defects Cause Inherited Deafness

Yale scientists have discovered the molecular pathway by which maternally inherited deafness appears to occur: Mitochondrial DNA mutations trigger a signaling cascade, resulting in programmed cell death. The study is in the Feb. 17 issue of Cell. Mitochondria are cellular … Continue reading

February 16, 2012
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When Nerve Meets Muscle, Biglycan Seals The Deal

*In the absence of the protein biglycan, synapses at neuromuscular junctions in mice began to break up about five weeks after birth, according to a new study led by Brown University researchers. Reintroducing byglycan helped fix the loss of synaptic stability in … Continue reading