Mice, mitochondria and myopathy

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New research has identified mitochondrial therapies that may benefit people who suffer from certain types of inherited neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscular disorders affect a large number of children and adults worldwide, and mitochondrial involvement characterizes roughly 1 in 5,000 cases. Currently, treatments for mitochondrial diseases may relieve symptoms but do not target the disease itself.

Lab Anim. (NY) 37, 440 (2008).
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