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Breakthrough in research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Breakthrough in muscular dystrophy research after scientists edit DNA to rebuild muscles Breakthrough in muscular dystrophy research after scientists edit DNA to strengthen muscles weakened by the genetic disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects as many as one in every 3,500 boys It kills patients by their mid-30s by weakening the heart and breathing muscles Scientists […]

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How do muscles know what time it is?

How do muscle cells prepare for the particular metabolic challenges of the day? Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), members of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have investigated this question and published their results in PLOS Biology. The study has uncovered a metabolic network which is, contrary to expectations, not […]

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Heat therapy boosts mitochondrial function in muscles

A new study finds that long-term heat therapy may increase mitochondrial function in the muscles. The discovery could lead to new treatments for people with chronic illness or disease. The study—the first of its kind in humans—is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Mitochondria, the “energy centers” of the cells, are […]