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European Heart Journal: Cell infusions benefit heart patients
Three years after the ALLSTAR clinical trial ended prematurely, the study's data shows that treatments of cardiosphere-derived cells -- the same cells used as an experimental therapy tested in COVID-19 patients -- demonstrated unexpected promise in heart attack survivors. (2020-08-04)
Erectile dysfunction drugs can help cells destroy misfolded proteins
PDE5 inhibitors -- which include the erectile dysfunction drugs sildenafil and tadalafil -- can activate the cell's protein quality-control systems and improve its ability to dispose of misfolded proteins. (2020-07-22)
NHGRI researchers generate complete human X chromosome sequence
Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have produced the first end-to-end DNA sequence of a human chromosome. (2020-07-14)
Study: RNA repair shows promise in reversing mutations underlying a neurological disorder
Scientists successfully edited RNA in a living animal in such a way that the repaired RNA then corrected a mutation in a protein that gives rise to a debilitating neurological disorder in people known as Rett syndrome. (2020-07-14)
Glowing worms provide live-action movies of the body's internal scaffolding
Duke researchers have made the first time-lapse movies of the sheet-like mesh that surrounds and supports most animal tissues. (2020-07-08)
Experimental drug shows early promise against inherited form of ALS, trial indicates
A clinical trial conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-07-08)
New Human Gene Therapy editorial: Concern following gene therapy adverse events
Response to the recent report of the deaths of two children receiving high doses of a gene therapy vector (AAV8) in a Phase I trial for X-linked myotubular myopathy (MTM). (2020-07-02)
Traditional strength training vs jump training for physically inactive young adults
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 4-weeks of Traditional Resistance Training versus Plyometric Jump Training programs on the muscular fitness of sedentary and physically inactive participants. (2020-06-30)
New treatment for common form of muscular dystrophy shows promise in cells, animals
Researchers have designed a potential new treatment for one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2020-06-29)
New treatment method for Alport Syndrome uses antisense oligonucleotides
A multi-institutional research group including Kobe University researchers has succeeded in developing an exon-skipping therapy using nucleic-acid therapeutics for Alport syndrome, an incurable kidney disease that can progress to renal failure. (2020-06-24)
New structural 'map' solves mysteries of gigantic gene regulator
Structural biology has been used to 'map' part of a protein called SMCHD1, explaining how some changes in SMCHD1 cause certain developmental and degenerative conditions. (2020-06-17)
First report of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with DMD
Researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital have published in JAMA Neurology results from the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) -- and initial findings suggest that the therapy can provide functional improvement that is greater than that observed under the standard of care. (2020-06-15)
Treat early or wait? Experts ponder best way to manage milder forms of spinal muscular atrophy
The advent of therapeutic interventions for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has increased the importance of presymptomatic diagnosis and treatment. (2020-06-11)
The death marker protein cleans up your muscles after exercise
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports have demonstrated that physical activity prompts a clean-up of muscles as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins, causing them to be degraded. (2020-05-28)
Restoring nerve-muscle communication in ALS
A new study finds that restoring the protein SV2 in a genetic form of ALS can correct abnormalities in transmission and even prevent cells from dying, providing a new target for future therapies. (2020-05-28)
A natural amino acid could be a novel treatment for polyglutamine diseases
Researchers from Osaka University, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Niigata University identified the amino acid arginine as a potential disease-modifying drug for polyglutamine diseases, including familial spinocerebellar ataxia and Huntington disease. (2020-05-25)
Researchers identify therapeutic targets to prevent cancer-associated muscle loss
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have identified a key cell signaling pathway that drives the devastating muscle loss, or cachexia, suffered by many cancer patients. (2020-05-22)
Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that gene therapy in mice helped build strength and significant muscle mass quickly, while reducing the severity of osteoarthritis. (2020-05-08)
Scientists edge closer to treatment for myotonic dystrophy
Scientists at the University of Nottingham have taken a step closer towards developing a treatment for the long-term genetic disorder, myotonic dystrophy. (2020-04-29)
Substituting the next-best protein
Children born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have a mutation in the X-chromosome gene that would normally code for dystrophin, a protein that provides structural integrity to skeletal muscles. (2020-04-24)
Russian scientists has developed and introduced new laser method for cataract surgery
Scientists from ITMO and the S.N. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex came up with a technology where a laser is used both to destroy the clouded eye lens and to stimulate the regeneration of adjacent tissue. (2020-04-07)
One size does not fit all: Not all men idolize Western ideals of muscularity
UK researchers reported that men in Uganda and Nicaragua were generally less hung up about their body image and cared less about pursuing a muscular physique than British men. (2020-04-03)
Researchers reverse muscle fibrosis from overuse injury in animals, hope for human trials
High-force, high-repetition movements create microinjuries in muscle fibers. Muscle tissue responds by making repairs. (2020-03-30)
Experimental model mimics early-stage myogenic deficit in boys with DMD
An experimental model of severe Duchenne muscular dystrophy that experiences a large spike in TGFβ activity after muscle injury shows that high TGFβ activity suppresses muscle regeneration and promotes fibroadipogenic progenitors, Children's National Hospital researchers find. (2020-03-26)
For clogged and hardened hearts, a mussel is the solution
Prof. Hyung Joon Cha and his research team developed a stem cell therapy on myocardial infarction, using proteins that can be found in mussels, mussel adhesive proteins. (2020-03-25)
Using CRISPR to find muscular dystrophy treatments
A study from Boston Children's Hospital used CRISPR-Cas9 to better understand facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and explore potential treatments by systematically deleting every gene in the genome. (2020-03-25)
Muscle stem cells compiled in 'atlas'
A team of Cornell researchers led by Ben Cosgrove, assistant professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, used a new cellular profiling technology to probe and catalog the activity of almost every kind of cell involved in muscle repair. (2020-03-10)
Huntington's disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab
An international team of researchers identifies a compound that corrects genetic abnormalities involved in the onset and progression of Huntington's disease for which there is no definitive treatment. (2020-02-27)
Team deciphers how myotonic dystrophy generates lethal heart dysfunctions
Roughly 80% of people with myotonic dystrophy -- a common form of muscular dystrophy -- experience dangerous heart ailments, and heart rhythm defects are the second-leading cause of death in those with the condition. (2020-02-27)
New CRISPR base-editing technology slows ALS progression in mice
With a new CRISPR gene-editing methodology, scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign inactivated one of the genes responsible for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- a debilitating and fatal neurological disease for which there is no cure. (2020-02-26)
Releasing brakes: Potential new methods for Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies
Testing of small molecules in mouse models for Duchenne muscular dystrophy shows promise for restoration of muscle structure and function. (2020-02-24)
A promising new strategy to help broken bones heal faster
To improve how broken bones heal in people with diabetes, University of Pennsylvania researchers are leading work to develop an affordable oral therapy -- grown in plants. (2020-02-24)
Gene therapy can protect against ALS and SMA-related cell death
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Milan in Italy have identified a gene in human neurons that protects against the degeneration of motor neurons in the deadly diseases ALS and SMA. (2020-02-17)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy diagnosis improved by simple accelerometers
Testing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy can require specialized equipment, invasive procedures and high expense, but measuring changes in muscle function and identifying compensatory walking gait could lead to earlier detection. (2020-02-11)
ASHG survey finds Americans strongly support human genetics research and potential
Americans are excited and optimistic about genetics and its emerging health applications, per a new survey by ASHG and Research!America. (2020-01-29)
Researchers identify mechanism that triggers a rare type of muscular dystrophy
A study led by the IBB-UAB has identified the molecular mechanism through which a protein, when carrying genetic mutations associated with a rare disease known as limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 1G, accelerates its tendency to form amyloid fibrils and finally triggers the appearance of the disease. (2020-01-29)
Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. (2020-01-28)
Gene scissors against incurable muscular disease
Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of twelve and reducing life expectancy. (2020-01-27)
Parents with terminally ill children tend to hide emotional pain from their spouses
A study led by NTU Singapore suggests that Asian parents with terminally ill children found tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. (2020-01-16)
'PigeonBot's' feather-level insights push flying bots closer to mimicking birds
Birds fly in a meticulous manner not yet replicable by human-made machines, though two new studies in Science Robotics and Science -- by uncovering more about what gives birds this unparalleled control -- pave the way to flying robots that can maneuver the air as nimbly as birds. (2020-01-16)
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