• Researchers uncover the mysteries of sleep disorders in multiple system atrophy

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Multiple system atrophy is a neurodegenerative disease with multiple debilitating symptoms. One of them is sleep disorders; however, owing to limited research, little is known about why only some patients are affected, how sleep disorders influence MSA severity, or even how sleep disorders vary across different MSA subtypes.
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  • UCI Health researchers awarded $4.2 million to study rare, debilitating muscle disorder

    6 days ago - By UC Irvine Health

    UCI Health neuromuscular disorder researchers have been awarded a prestigious $4.2 million grant to study a little understood muscle disorder in aging adults that causes asymmetric muscle weakness and severe disability.
    Known as sporadic inclusion body myositis , the disease is currently untreatable.
    The five-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases will enable researchers to develop a detailed characterization of sIBM progression and explore the influence of biomarkers on the behavior and progression the disease, said Dr. Tahseen Mozaffar...
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