News tagged with muscular disease

Can antibiotics cause autoimmunity?

The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop. Some diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, can result from mutations that insert this ...

Mar 31, 2014
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Inactive genes surprisingly common in humans

(Medical Xpress) -- Every person carries on average 100 variants that disable genes - yet very few suffer ill effects, an international team of researchers led by Yale University and Wellcome Trust Sanger ...

Feb 16, 2012
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Possible muscle disease therapeutic target found

The study of muscular system protein myostatin has been of great interest to researchers as a potential therapeutic target for people with muscular disorders. Although much is known about how myostatin affects muscle growth, ...

Aug 06, 2012
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