Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Report Regarding Fascioscapulohumeral Dystrophy

Fascioscapulohumeral Dyst... : Neurology Today (to see entire article)
Neurology Today:
16 September 2010 - Volume 10 - Issue 18 - p 15

Although questions remain, the discovery, reported online in Science on Aug. 19, points the way toward an effective treatment for FSHD, which produces progressive wasting of muscles in the upper body.

“I don't think the importance of this can be over-emphasized,” said John Porter, PhD, program director of Neuromuscular Disease at the Neurogenetics Cluster and the NINDS Office of Translational Research, who was not involved with the study. “Without a mechanistic model that provides a hypothesis about the pathogenesis of a disease, researchers have difficulty getting grants. Grant applications have to be supported by a conceptual framework, and this provides a huge building block.”

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