UW, family rewriting neuromuscular research

By Praphanit Doowa

Physicians and researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine have partnered up with a nonprofit foundation in one of the leading efforts to find a cure or treatment for a rare neuromuscular disease called myotubular myopathy (MTM).

The inherited disease is almost exclusively found in males and becomes evident at birth. People with this condition, which becomes progressively worse with time, have decreased muscle tone, known as hypotonia, and muscle weakness, known as myopathy.

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