Marta Alexandra Marques Dos Santos

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Ruby (Mom, 30) and Robert (Baby, 10 mos) : Epidermolysis Bullosa

When Robert was first born, his legs were missing tissue and skin from large areas, but he did have muscle. He looked as if he’d been mauled, covered …



EJ had Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) - "The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of"

Vitamin A Could Help Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. Researchers are working on a new strategy to combat one of the most severe forms …


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Teaching stem cells to build muscle

New research shows young muscle stem cells can improve adult muscle regeneration.<p>Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute …

CRISPR strategy repairs mutation that causes 60% of Duchenne muscular dystrophy cases

UCLA scientists have developed a gene editing strategy to alter the genetic defect in muscle cells using stem cells derived from patients with …

Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) | Muscular Dystrophy Association

Myotonic Dystrophy (DM)<p>What is myotonic dystrophy (DM)?<p>Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a form of muscular dystrophy that affects muscles and many other …


Muscular dystrophy prevented in mice

Proof-of-principle experiment shows gene-editing can be used to prevent muscle wasting in Duchenne muscular dystrophy<p>Scientists have prevented muscle wastage in mice with a form of muscular dystrophy by editing the faulty gene that causes the disease.<p>The radical procedure could not be performed in …

Defective stem cells behind Duchenne muscular dystrophy: study

Canadian researchers have made a discovery about muscle stem cells that may lead to more effective treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disease that primarily affects boys.<p>The genetic disease causes muscles to deteriorate over time due to a lack of dystrophin, a protein …

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Old Medicines Give New Hope for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Essay)

<i>Dr.</i> <i>Subha Raman</i><i>, cardiologist at The</i> <i>Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center</i><i>, contributed this article to Live Science’s</i> Expert Voices: Op-ed & …


New mouse model reveals a mystery of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Stanford scientists say

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications. However, scientists have been puzzled for …