muscle atrophy


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muscle atrophy

loss of muscle bulk, secondary to imposed inactivity, neurological dysfunction, reduced vascular perfusion, fibrosis or specific disease
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DM1 is a rare genetic neuromuscular disease primarily characterized by progressive muscle atrophy, weakness and myotonia.
This contributed to more cell death and muscle atrophy in the rodents.
Muscle atrophy from disuse is also apparently reversed after only six weeks of use, and circulation seems improved.
For the next five years, the collaboration will focus on muscle atrophy and muscle diseases, fibrotic diseases, and certain G-protein coupled receptors.
This genetic neuromuscular disease is responsible for the loss of motor neurons within the spinal cord leading to muscle atrophy and death at infant age in its most severe form.
have made a significant discovery about the cause of age-related muscle atrophy that could lead to new drugs to halt this natural process.
Schleifer, "We are delighted to continue to collaborate with P&G on other approaches to obesity and diabetes, as well as other joint research and preclinical programs in fields such as angiogenesis, bone growth, and muscle atrophy.
The CASIS-sponsored portion of the payload will explore the molecular basis of muscle atrophy caused by extended microgravity exposure from spaceflight by examining a transgenic mouse model.
The mice showed considerable muscle atrophy and muscle weakening that deteriorated as they aged.
Currently, physicians have very few options to prescribe for patients with muscle atrophy or other muscle conditions which afflict millions of patients globally.
It is characterized by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and breathing.
This provides promising new targets for forestalling the debilitating muscle atrophy that accompanies aging, and perhaps other tissue degenerative disorders as well," she added.