Muscular Dystrophy Mystery Solved; Scientist Moves Closer To MD Solution, University of Missouri Study

ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2009) — Muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 250,000 people in the United States, occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with fibrous, bony or fatty tissue and loses function. While scientists have identified one protein, dystrophin, as an important piece to curing the disease, another part of the mystery has eluded scientists for the past 14 years.

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