|Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong|
Many of these diseases involve defective neuromuscular junctions—the interface between neurons and muscle cells where brain signals tell muscles to contract. In one such disease, a form of familial limb-girdle myasthenia, people carry two defective ...
Science AAAS - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11
|Rare Neuromuscular Disease Identified In American And British Family; Genetic ...|
"This discovery gives us new insight into the mechanisms of diseases that are caused by a breakdown in neuromuscular signal transmission," said David Herrmann, a professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine ...
Medical Daily - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:08
|Researchers identify new rare neuromuscular disease|
Science Codex - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:56
|Miller School Researchers Discover New Rare Neuromuscular Disease|
A variety of neuromuscular disorders interfere with the communication that occurs at the neuromuscular junction, the point at which the nerves meet the muscle that they supply. Interruptions in the chemical signals across the junction result in muscle ...
HealthCanal.com - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:41
|Icing ALS: MIT family reshapes research models|
Besides raising animal study standards, the company identified specific inflammation changes in ALS that enabled therapies now in trial and discovered that early physical changes occurred in the neuromuscular junction, rather than in the central ...
MIT News - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:41
|New Rare Type Of Neuromuscular Disease Identified|
“This discovery gives us new insight into the mechanisms of diseases that are caused by a breakdown in neuromuscular signal transmission,” said David Herrmann, M.B.B.Ch., co-lead author of the study and a professor in the Department of Neurology at the ...
BioResearch Online (press release) - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:03
|Neurological symptoms may complicate rheumatic disorder diagnosis|
Peripheral nervous systems symptoms may include peripheral neuropathy, plexopathy, cranial neuropathy, myopathy and neuromuscular junction. Sjögren's syndrome: Patients with undiagnosed Sjögren's syndrome may present with transverse myelitis with ...
Healio - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:19
|FILL THE BOOT: Firefighters Collect Cash for MDA|
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease and other neuromuscular diseases. For the weekend ... "The Grand Junction area has been generous with their donations.
KREX News Channel 5 - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:38
|$2.5 Million Funding Available for Research on Aging and Neuromuscular ...|
Applications focused on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or other motor neuron diseases will only be considered responsive if the focus is on cross-talk between nerve and muscle at peripheral neuromuscular junctions. Investigators are strongly ...
Targeted News Service (subscription) - Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:11