Major study on Duchenne muscular dystrophy gains support

Harvard stem-cell research receives support from Sarepta Therapeutics for work on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Caroline Perry | Jan. 9, 2020 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology amy-wagers caroline-perry duchenne-muscular-dystrophy office-of-technology-development sarepta-therapeutics stem-cells

Researchers unveil stem cell models of human spine development

Harvard researchers have unveiled the first stem cell models of human spine development, setting the stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, and Type 2 diabetes.

Stephanie Dutchen | Jan. 8, 2020 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology congenital-scoliosis muscular-dystrophy musculoskeletal-disorders olivier-pourquie segmentation-clock stem-cells type-2-diabetes

Exercise, fasting shown to help cells shed defective proteins

A new study from the Blavatnik Institute finds that intense exercise and fasting activate hormones that boost cells’ capacity to dispose of defective proteins, which clog up the cell, interfere with its functions, and, over time, precipitate diseases including neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.

Ekaterina Pesheva | Feb. 21, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alfred-goldberg als alzheimers blavatnik-institute exercise fasting harvard-medical-school hms hormones human-cells mouse-cells muscular-dystrophy nih toxic-proteins

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