New Therapeutic Target For Spinal Muscular Atrophy Science Related News
Neuroscientists have discovered a specific enzyme that plays a critical role in spinal muscular atrophy, and that suppressing this enzyme's activity, could markedly reduce the disease's severity and improve patients' lifestyles. Source
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New line of attack on spinal muscular atrophy
Scientists have discovered a physiological chain of events in animal models in which motor neurons and their communication with muscle become disrupted by the mutation that causes spinal muscular atrophy. Ref. Source 4l.
Researchers seek biomarker to assess spinal muscular atrophy treatment. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. As promising new therapies such as those directly targeting survivor motor neuron (SMN) are entering clinical trials for infants, children, and adults with SMA, researchers are searching for biomarkers in blood that can monitor their effectiveness. Source 7n.
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