"Heat Shock" Protein Halts Muscle Disease, University of Melbourne Study  
4/10/2012 6:43:52 AM

Researchers have found that increasing a specific protein in muscles could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Approximately one in every 3,500 young boys worldwide is afflicted with DMD, a severe and progressive muscle wasting disease. There is no cure for the disease, which causes muscle fragility, spinal curvature, and premature death.