Neuromuscular DiseaseInfo Center

Take a Load Off
Osteoarthritis knee pain commonly afflicts retired professional athletes but also those who are obese. A simple solution to the problem may exist, however, according to a new study: lose weight.
Amped Up to Be Let Down
People who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.
Getting Started on Delaying Dementia
As life spans continue to increase, so the will risk of dementia in individuals, but new research from Sweden indicates people can minimize this risk.
Putting Muscle Behind MD Research
Recent work from pharmacology researcher Dean Burkin may lead to better treatments for the most common form of muscular dystrophy (MD) known as Duchenne.
Swan Song For Ballet Dancers
A new study has identified factors that would allow a professional dancer to resume performances after undergoing arthroscopy scope of the hip.
Spotty Research
Researchers have identified the potential benefits of a new computer application designed to automatically detect subtle brain lesions in patients with epilepsy via MRI scans.
Protecting Against Parkinson's
Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute have demonstrated the first known compound to show considerable effectiveness in protecting brain cells affected by Parkinson's disease.
In Case You Needed Another Reason to Quit Smoking
Smoking cigarettes may be linked to increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gherig's disease.
Communicating a Failure to Communicate
Newcastle University scientists have identified a new gene which will allow rapid diagnosis and earlier treatment of a debilitating neuromuscular condition
Not Such a Long Stretch
New research reveals an early process in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that prefigures hallmarks of the diseases; muscle atrophy and weakness.