spinal muscular atrophy

DIY DNA tests tell couples about their unborn baby’s genetic disease risk


March 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): A new do-it-yourself DNA kit, set to be launched by an Australian company, will allow couples to find out if they could pass on a genetic disease to ... Read more...

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Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect patient’s heart


August 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) along with skeletal muscles.The study, conducted by Nationwide ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may help treat lethal childhood muscle disorder


March 1st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists at Ohio State Uni­vers­ity say that a lethal childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy may be susceptible to effective treatment through gene therapy.Re­search in mice showed that the ... Read more...

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Drug candidate for treating spinal muscular atrophy identified


November 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chemical cousin of the common antibiotic tetracycline that might be useful in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a currently incurable disease that is the ... Read more...

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Stem cell injections offer new hope for kids with motor neuron disease


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): Scientists have obtained some promising results by treating mice bred to develop a form of motor neuron disease that affects children, with with injections of stem cells into ... Read more...

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Indian-origin boffin offers potential new spinal muscular atrophy treatment


July 28th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Indian origin scientist has come up with a potential new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, the second-leading cause of infant mortality in ... Read more...

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Scientists recreate hallmarks a genetic disorder in lab


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully recreated the hallmarks of a genetic disorder in their lab, using stem cells derived from a patient. The researchers claim that their ... Read more...

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