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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • A personal fight against a lethal childhood illness

    Rarely in life do the personal and professional become the bittersweet blend that Stan Nelson and Carrie Miceli experience every day. At work, the medical researchers at UCLA painstakingly delve into the genetic underpinnings of Duchenne muscular...
  • Children's hospice in danger of closing

    Children's hospice in danger of closing
    At this late date, about the only thing Mary Stark can protect her son from is bad news. Brandon is dying. He spends much of the day in an old La-Z-Boy recliner that his father rigged on wheels. A NASCAR quilt his mother made is tucked up under his chin....
  • Medical uses for erectile dysfunction drugs

    Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are testing the medication tadalafil (sold as an erectile dysfunction drug under the brand name Cialis) on men with Becker muscular dystrophy, one of the nine forms of muscular dystrophy, a group of inherited...
  • A desperate injection of stem cells and hope

    A desperate injection of stem cells and hope
    Alone at his computer, drool sliding down his chin, Tom Hill searched the Internet for anything that could save him. His 55-year-old body was gradually shutting down. His muscles twitched uncontrollably. He could no longer talk, so he scribbled notes...