Mammalian skeletal muscles can regenerate following injury and this response is mediated by a specific type of stem cell, the satellite cell. Significant evidence suggests that while stem cells represent … Continue Reading Previously unknown mechanism in skeletal muscle regeneration identified.
The muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle wasting disorders characterized by progressive weakening and degeneration of striated muscle. The most common form is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an X-linked … Continue Reading New treatment strategy for muscular dystrophy sound in preclinical phase.
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy is caused by mutations in any of at least 15 different genes and affects 1 in 14,500 to 1 in 123,000 annually. Individuals with Limb Girdle … Continue Reading Precision medicine for severe muscular dystrophy heads for clinical trials.
A new multi-centre study led by the University of California provides the first evidence of the medium-term to long-term safety and tolerability of transplanting human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in … Continue Reading First report of long-term safety of human embryonic stem cells to treat human disease.