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Immune Cells May Help Treat Muscular Dystrophy, UCSF-Led Team Finds

An international research team led by University of California at San Francisco scientists has discovered that regulatory T cells (Tregs), a specialized subset of immune cells, suppress inflammation and muscle injury in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The scientists say Tregs have potential as therapeutic agents…

New Guidelines Recommend Genetic Testing on MD Patients

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recently released new guidelines on the evaluation of MD patients by physicians, recommending that professionals should review all facts regarding symptoms, family history, ethnicity, physical exams, and lab tests in order to determine the…

Akashi Acquires Global Rights to Potential DMD Treatment from Tonus

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Akashi Therapeutics recently acquired the rights for a peptide therapy to regulate the calcium levels in the muscles, a symptom experienced by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients that causes loss of function and other pathologies. The treatment, called GsMTx-4, was developed by the Buffalo start-up Tonus Therapeutics, based…

Catabasis to Present DMD Candidate Treatment at International Congress of the World Muscle Society

CAT-1004, a candidate treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) being developed by Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, will be featured in a poster presentation at the International Congress of the World Muscle Society, taking place in Berlin, Germany between October 7 and 11. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals is a drug developer currently focused on the development of clinical…