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Tarantula treatment: Spider venom for muscular dystrophy

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February 1, 2013
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Summary:
Duchenne muscular dystrophy leaves families with few treatment options and little hope. But now a creepy, crawly creature could change that.


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RAW VIDEO: Man With Muscular Dystrophy Runs Marathon

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AP (Oct. 14, 2013) — A man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon _ nearly 17 hours after he started the race. Maickel Melamed made it across the finish line of the 26.2-mile race at 1:30 a.m. Monday. (Oct. 14)
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Helping Hannah: 3-D Printer to the Rescue

Helping Hannah: 3-D Printer to the Rescue

Ivanhoe (Jan. 16, 2014) — Children with neuromuscular diseases, like muscular dystrophy, have a hard time moving their arms and doing basic things like eating, playing, or hugging their loved ones. Now, a new 3-D printed exoskeleton is helping these kids move in ways they never thought possible.
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Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Could Treat Muscular Dystrophy

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Could Treat Muscular Dystrophy

Newsy (May 8, 2014) — A new study suggests erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis could help treat boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Video provided by Newsy
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Fast Track: Treatments for Alzheimer's, Post-Surgical Pain, and Oral Mucositis

Fast Track: Treatments for Alzheimer's, Post-Surgical Pain, and Oral Mucositis

Ivanhoe (Sep. 10, 2013) — Researchers are on the fast track to develop a treatment designed to reduce neuro-psychiatric symptoms, or NPS, in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are also getting the green light to develop a treatment that could prevent post-surgical chronic pain. Another potential breakthrough in the fast lane: a treatment for oral mucositis.
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