NIH scientists identify gene that could hold the key to muscle repair – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have long questioned why patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy tend to manage well through childhood and adolescence, yet succumb to their disease in early adulthood; or why elderly people who lose muscle strength following bed rest find it difficult or impossible to regain. Now scientists have identified a gene that may hold the key.
Sartorelli: The gene is called Ezh2.
Narrator: Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli is a senior investigator at NIH.
Sartorelli: It helps in understanding the biology. And before therapy you have to understand the biology. Before fixing a car you have understand how that car works when it’s fine.
Narrator: For details on this study, 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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