News tagged with myopathy

Uncleaned cells mean weak muscles

The protein complex mTORC1 promotes muscle growth. However, should this complex remain constantly active, it impairs the ability of the cells to self-clean, causing myopathy. Scientists working with Markus ...

Apr 23, 2013
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Etanercept shows promise for treating dermatomyositis

A multicenter pilot study of etanercept for treatment of dermatomyositis found no major safety concerns and many patients treated with the drug were successfully weaned from steroid therapy. These results are encouraging, ...

Jun 17, 2011
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