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Guide to Muscular Dystrophy

uma Tanaka, center, his mother and Lt j g Matt Delgado pose for a photo after completing a tour of a P-3C Orion during a flight-line tour at Kadena Air BaseMuscular dystrophy is a genetic condition caused by defective muscular function at the level of the muscles. It results in early normal development followed by progressive muscle weakness and loss of ambulation in the later stages of life. This guide is a collection of articles on this condition. It includes a lot of information about the condition as well as treatments for it. Also included are strategies that can be used by parents and teachers. People with muscular dystrophy have normal intelligence and have the same dreams, thoughts and emotions like others around them. Thus, the aim of all interventions is to enable them to have the highest possible level of function.

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Dystrophin Gene Mutation - Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and Becker's Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne's and Becker's muscular dystropy are inherited diseases characterized by progressive muscle wasting. They are caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Recent advances...

Basic Facts about Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an X-linked recessive disease. In common with some other (but not all) muscular dystrophies it is an inherited genetic mutation of...

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    Basic Facts about Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an X-linked recessive disease. In common with some other (but not all) muscular dystrophies it is an inherited genetic mutation of the dystrophin gene...

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    Dystrophin Gene Mutation - Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and Becker's Muscular Dystrophy

    Duchenne's and Becker's muscular dystropy are inherited diseases characterized by progressive muscle wasting. They are caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Recent advances in research on...

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    Genetically Enhanced Humans: A Possible Future

    Genetically enhanced humans may sound like something out of science fiction but it may be closer to science fact than most of us would imagine. Consider the possibilities and the moral implications. Can...

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    Aldolase Blood Test

    Aldolase is an enzyme that is responsible for speeding up the conversion of glucose into energy. The aldolase blood test is used in the management of muscular dystrophy and other medical conditions that...

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    CPK Blood Test: Diagnosing Muscle Damage

    The CPK blood test is a laboratory test that measures creatine phosphokinase (CPK), which is one of the enzymes found in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles. This is a useful test for helping...

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Genetically Enhanced Humans: A Possible Future

Genetically enhanced humans may sound like something out of science fiction but it may be closer to science fact than most of us would imagine. Consider the possibilities and the moral...

Aldolase Blood Test

Aldolase is an enzyme that is responsible for speeding up the conversion of glucose into energy. The aldolase blood test is used in the management of muscular dystrophy and other medical...