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Another muscular dystrophy mystery solved; Scientists inch closer to a therapy for patients

In a new study, researchers have discovered the missing pieces to a muscular dystrophy puzzle that could ultimately lead to a therapy and, potentially, a longer lifespan for patients suffering from the disease.

 

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Scientists create potent molecules aimed at treating muscular dystrophy

Scientists create potent molecules aimed at treating muscular dystrophy | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
While RNA is an appealing drug target, small molecules that can actually affect its function have rarely been found.

 

But now scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time designed a series of small molecules that act against an RNA defect directly responsible for the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.

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