Medical research

Research discovers inhibitor to reverse toxic DUX4 effects

About one in 8,000 people have facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, according to a 2014 study, which is relatively common in the world of genetic diseases. New University of Minnesota Medical School research identifies ...

Medical research

Researchers replicate FSH muscular dystrophy in mice

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications describes a breakthrough in research related to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The debilitating genetic disease - which has no approved treatment ...

Genetics

Mutation found in patients without a nose

A mutated gene in patients lacking a nose has been identified by an international team, a first step toward understanding nose development and possible therapies for another condition.

Genetics

Telomere shortening affects muscular dystrophy gene

(Medical Xpress)—Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetic disorder that causes the muscles of the upper body to waste away. It is unusual in that symptoms do not usually appear until sufferers are in their ...