Oncology & Cancer

Excess zinc in muscles contributes to wasting syndrome in cancer

It's estimated that nearly one-third of all cancer deaths are caused not by the cancer itself but by cachexia—a debilitating muscle-wasting syndrome that affects an estimated 80 percent of advanced cancer patients. Cachexia ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

An international team led by the University of Melbourne Australia, has found that increasing a specific protein in muscles could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a severe and progressive muscle wasting disease ...

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