North East to Back Muscular Dystrophy Trials
Drastic times call for drastic measures. That’s what the situation is all about in North East, where muscle dystrophy is playing a spoiler.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a mortal situation that engulfs 1 in 3500 newborn boys in the United Kingdom.
It is influenced by a mutation in the gene which codes for the ‘protein dystrophin’, which is an eminent module in muscle tissue.
DMD, which is generally known as the muscle wasting disease, is consolidating on its stand among children throughout UK, and the issue is mounting worries for global health authorities.
However, the researchers, scientists and health officials are ready to bend over backwards in order to counter-strike the lethal menace.
They have reassured that clinical trials in the North, which is focused on children with a noxious muscle wasting disease, will be followed up before long.
Meanwhile, researchers in Newcastle have contributed to research that offered children with DMD at least some optimism for an outlook.
During the study, seven out of 19 patients positively responded to an injection from a drug which can potentially limit the symptoms of the disease.
The experts revealed that the disease can grow hostile by the late teens or early twenties, when patient starts choking.
During the study, three of the boys were given extended doses of the drug which helped restoring their dystrophin to levels up to 18 per cent that of an average muscle.
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