NIH scientists identify gene that could hold the key to muscle repair – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have found a gene that could be the key to treating the condition known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, a senior investigator at NIH says, patients with the condition tend to manage well through childhood and adolescence, but...
Sartorelli: Usually children are in wheelchairs by twelve thirteen years old and they usually succumb to the disease when they are 20.
Narrator: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves rapidly worsening muscle weakness. Dr. Sartorelli says identifying this gene role is a crucial step, but warns that any therapies are still many years away. For study details, visit www.niams.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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