• Newly Identified Molecule Can Help Fight Muscular Paralysis

    25 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Newly identified molecule can halt the progress of a severe genetic disease that causes whole-body muscle paralysis.
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  • A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis

    A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis

    25 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that leads to muscle paralysis. Although no treatment currently exists, researchers have identified a molecule that not only greatly reduces the progression of the disease but also boosts life expectancy in animal models by a factor of seven. Since the molecule - known as tamoxifen - is already used for breast cancer, the researchers hope to soon set up a clinical trial.
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  • Researchers identify molecule to fight myotubular myopathy

    25 days ago - By News Medical

    Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that leads to muscle paralysis from birth and results in death before two years of age. Although no treatment currently exists, researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, - working in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg, France, - have identified a molecule that not only greatly reduces the progression of the disease but also boosts life expectancy in animal models by a factor of seven.
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