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Mouse Model Points to Possible New Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease, Kidney Disorders

June 1, 2007

News thumbnail of mouse with double helix tail Based on clues provided by a study with transgenic mice, a research group at the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has developed a strategy that will be tested as the first treatment for people with hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), a rare, degenerative muscle disease. In an unexpected finding, the research indicates that the approach also might benefit patients with certain kidney disorders. Full Story

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