muscular dystrophy

Hilton donates $5,000 to struggling fan


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton has donated $5,000 to a fan suffering from a muscle disease.She met Mike Oliveri, who has muscular dystrophy, in a nightclub ... Read more...

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Paris Hilton donates $5,000 to struggling fan


July 31st, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paris Hilton touched the hearts of many when she donated to her sick fan namely, Mike Oliveri $5000. The fun was struggling from an illness which ... Read more...

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Vitamin E prevents muscle wasting, repairs cells


December 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Vitamin E is rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of ageing and is consumed by runners to improve endurance. But scientists now have found how ... Read more...

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Worms on ISS mission reproduce in space


November 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) British researchers sent a type of worm that shares 20,000 genes with humans to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they deal with space ... Read more...

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Delivering drugs directly to brain may help Alzheimer’s sufferers


March 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a new way to deliver drugs directly to the brain, raising hopes that more effective treatments could be used to ... Read more...

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Bihar parents seek mercy killing for two sons


March 9th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur (Bihar), March 9 (IANS) Asha Devi is aware of the cruel irony. "Mothers seek long lives for their children, but here I am seeking death for my two sons," ... Read more...

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Paul Janssen Creates Lego Replica Of Ohio State Stadium


January 17th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Columbus-area man has taken up the trouble to build a Lego replica of Ohio State's horseshoe-shaped football stadium. The construction is complete with an archway ... Read more...

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Human protein slows muscle damage in muscular dystrophy mice


December 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has found that a novel potential therapy based on a natural human protein significantly slows muscle damage and improves function in mice who have the ... Read more...

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Stem cell transplant ‘doubles muscle mass’


November 11th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at University of Colorado transplanted stem cells into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging - ... Read more...

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Stem cells bulk up muscle, halt ageing


November 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that transplanting specially treated repair stem cells into damaged muscle makes them twice as big and strong, and also stops them from ageing. The ... Read more...

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Six different types of smiles identified


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 22 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have identified six different types of smiles.Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, a neuroscientist and Dacher Keltner, a psychology ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck Announces That He May Become Blind


July 24th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A tearful Glenn Beck faced a 6,000 strong audience at the American Revival show. He discussed the problems that he is facing with ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck Declares He Might Turn Blind Within A Year


July 24th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Salt Lake City, July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Conservative television and radio talk show host Glenn Beck recently shocked all his fans when he announced that he was suffering from a ... Read more...

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Heart drug ‘helps treat muscular dystrophy symptom’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug most often used to treat heart arrhythmias also reduces a central symptom of myotonic dystrophy, the most common type of ... Read more...

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Gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy can be repaired


April 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): It is possible to repair the defective gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, claim researchers from Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHUQ Research Center.The team, led ... Read more...

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Heart patient’s own skin cells may soon repair damaged cardiac tissue


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Thanks to a pioneering stem cell research, it may soon be possible to turn ordinary human skin cells into early-stage heart cells, claims a scientist.The new technique for ... Read more...

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Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed


January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research on the genetic defect behind myotonic muscular dystrophy, scientists have found that the mutation disrupts an array of metabolic pathways in muscle cells through ... Read more...

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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ cell paves way for muscular dystrophy, fibrosis treatment


January 19th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified new potential targets for the treatment of muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy and fibrosis.Study's lead author Fabio Rossi ... Read more...

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Tarantula venom may offer muscular dystrophy cure


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Scientists at University at Buffalo have discovered a protein in tarantula venom that could offer potential treatment for muscular dystrophy (MD).The research team led by Dr Fredrick Sachs, ... Read more...

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Tarantula venom could help treat muscular dystrophy


December 31st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Tarantulas-the big, hairy and to many people very scary spiders-could actually help people suffering from muscular dystrophy, say scientists at University of Buffalo.Biophysicists have found a protein in ... Read more...

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Gene therapy shows promise in muscular dystrophy battle


November 12th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has put scientists one step closer to clinical trials to test a gene delivery strategy to improve muscle mass and function in patients ... Read more...

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Farmer couple writes to president, demands mercy killing of four sons


August 28th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 28 (ANI): The farmer couple Jeetnarayan and wife of Prabhawati living in Bashi village of Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh have written to the President of India seeking permission ... Read more...

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Parents want death for sons


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IBNS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IBNS) A farmer couple from an Uttar Pradesh village has requested President Pratibha Patil to permit mercy killing of all their four sons, who have turned vegetables due to ... Read more...

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Therapy with ‘longevity’ gene enhances performance


August 20th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Therapy with a proven "longevity" gene may energise people, a new study has found. The study in the University of Missouri (U-M) may shed light on how to increase ... Read more...

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‘Longevity’ gene that enhances exercise performance found


August 20th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): In an animal study, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) found gene therapy with a proven "longevity" gene to energize during exercise.Writing about their study in the ... Read more...

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Parents want mercy killing for disabled sons (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) A farmer and his wife in Uttar Pradesh have sought President Pratibha Patil's permission for the mercy killing of all their four sons who have turned into ... Read more...

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Parents seek mercy killing of four sons


August 11th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) While parents routinely pray for their children's long life and prosperity, a couple in Uttar Pradesh has written to President Pratibha Patil pleading for the mercy killing ... Read more...

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Age may influence how stem cell therapy works


June 26th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have found that genes important for forming muscle cells in embryos and newborns are not needed in adult muscle stem cells to regenerate muscles after injury.The discovery ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise in treating muscular dystrophy


May 27th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new therapy that has the potential to treat people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease and the most common form of ... Read more...

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Gene linked to muscular dystrophy-related vision problems identified


April 21st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): University of Illinois scientists have identified a new gene linked to vision loss in common form of muscular dystrophy.Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, is the world's third most ... Read more...

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Antibiotic treatment may offer cystic fibrosis treatment


April 8th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr8 (ANI): Researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a novel antibiotic treatment for human genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis (CF).By modifying the properties of the antibiotic gentamicin, commonly used ... Read more...

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Now, DNA patches” to treat canine form of muscular dystrophy


March 17th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new technique in which DNA patches are used to treat dogs with the canine version of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a paralysing and often ... Read more...

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Stem cells can help regrow diseased muscles


March 6th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) An experimental procedure that dramatically strengthens stem cells' ability to regenerate damaged tissue could offer new hope to victims of muscle-wasting diseases like myopathy and muscular dystrophy. The ... Read more...

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Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy comes closer to reality


February 27th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 27 (ANI): A potential new gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which predominantly affects men, may soon be available, thanks to a significant breakthrough achieved by University of ... Read more...

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Enzyme behind muscular dystrophy unveiled


December 9th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): Scientists at an American research institute claim that they have been successful in reversing the impact of a mutation in the gene coding the protein dystrophin, known ... Read more...

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