News tagged with muscle disease
Of enzymes and aging: Tryptophan metabolism plays key role in aging and age-related neurological diseases
(Medical Xpress)—In the battle against aging and age-related neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, a key factor has long appeared to be the toxicity of proteins which tend to aggregate. ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (14) | 3 |
Researchers use skin cells from patients with an inherited heart condition to recreate the adult-onset disease in a laboratory dish—producing the first maturation-based disease model for testing new therapies.
Medical research Jan 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevents the ...
Medical research Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
One of the top suspects behind killer vascular diseases is the victim of mistaken identity, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who used genetic tracing to help hunt down ...
Medical research Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (12) | 6 |
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a new process that controls the ability of arteries to regulate blood pressure.
Cardiology Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to wiggle your fingers, researchers report.
Genetics Feb 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified a finely tuned mechanism by which fetal heart muscle develops into a healthy and fully formed beating heartoffering new insight into the genetic causes of congenital ...
Genetics Jan 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Failure in nerve-fiber navigation corrected in zebrafish model, suggests possibility of drug treatment
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death in children under 2, with no treatment other than supportive care. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Children's Hospit ...
Medical research Jun 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Cornell researchers have uncovered the basic cell biology that helps explain heart defects found in diseases known as laminopathies, a group of some 15 genetic disorders that include forms ...
Medical research May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Many diseases – obesity, Type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy – are associated with fat accumulation in muscle. In essence, fat replacement causes the muscles to weaken and degenerate.
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that eating mushrooms containing Vitamin D2 can be as effective at increasing and maintaining vitamin D levels (25–hydroxyvitamin D) as taking ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Novel intercellular transportation system may have potential for delivering RNAi and other gene-based therapeutics
(Medical Xpress)—Important new research from UMass Medical School demonstrates how exosomes shuttle proteins from neurons to muscle cells where they take part in critical signaling mechanisms, an exciting ...
Neuroscience Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Australian researchers have taken the first step in using bioactive peptides as the building blocks to help 'build a new brain' to treat degenerative brain disease.
Medical research Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Some 5.8 million Americans suffer from heart failure, a currently incurable disease. But scientists at Temple University School of Medicine's (TUSM) Center for Translational Medicine have discovered a key biochemical step ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
That kale and bitter melon you are eating may someday save your life. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have taken a step forward in understanding how the substances ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |