Category: Diseases

An Overview of the Muscular Dystrophy Association

At any given time, thousands of American families experience the hardship of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other forms of neuromuscular disease. Severe, life-changing symptoms, including decreased physical ability, and the loss of independence, are a reality for many patients; just as real, however, is hope. Thanks to the unyielding dedication of the Muscular Dystrophy Association […]

A Biological Approach to Precision Medicine

Many of today’s cancer treatments don’t sufficiently account for the individual nature of each instance of disease. Some forms of therapy, such as gene-silencing nucleic acids, are designed to target a very small number of disease-causing genes; however, the future of truly personalized treatment will need to account for the dynamism in molecular gene networks, […]

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Emerging Technologies Helping Alzheimer’s Patients

Regardless of age, individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can have their entire lives flipped upside down due to its debilitating effects. Because of this, researchers and scientists within the medical community are constantly testing the latest technological developments that could ease these symptoms, as well as more personalized care for the ever growing number of […]

Treating Muscular Dystrophy

A serious disease that affects roughly 1 in every 3,000-5,000 males between the ages of 5 and 24, muscular dystrophy can manifest itself in nine different forms. This slightly less common disease causes a loss of muscle mass and weakened muscles over time due to gene mutations which prevent the necessary proteins that form muscle […]

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