Laboratory fruit flies are used for quick screening of candidate drug treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Burnt sugar-derivative reduces muscle wasting in fly and mouse models of muscular dystrophy

August 1, 2013 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , , ,

A trace substance in caramelized sugar, when purified and given in appropriate doses, improves muscle regeneration in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The findings are published Thursday (Aug. 1) in the journal¬†Skeletal Muscle. Morayma Reyes, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and Hannele Ruohola-Baker, professor of biochemistry and associate director of the Institute […] Read More