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Immune System Gene May Play Important Role in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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(News Medical Life Sciences) According to an article recently published in News Medical Life Sciences, a new paper, co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, increases the understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)—one of the most common lethal genetic disorders—and points to potential therapeutic approaches.

“The findings suggest that the immune system has an important role in the muscle disease of Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” said Eric Hoffman, professor of pharmaceutical sciences and associate dean for research at Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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