$150,000 Grant Will Help Finance TTUHSC El Paso Research on Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Monday, May 6, 2019

Cure SMA recently awarded a $150,000 research grant to Laxman Gangwani, Ph.D., associate professor of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Center of Emphasis in Neurosciences, at TTUHSC El Paso’s…

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 04/29/2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tech Talk: HSC El Paso brings you up to speed on this week’s news and events. Check it out!

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Study Unveils Potential Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Thursday, February 25, 2016
From left to right: Microscopic images comparing the hind leg muscles of normal mice, mice with spinal muscular atrophy, and mice with spinal muscular atrophy that have had the enzyme JNK3 inhibited. JNK3 deficiency appears to reduce muscle degeneration (muscle-wasting) and increase muscle growth in mice with the disease. Image courtesy of the journal Human Molecular Genetics.

Neuroscientists have discovered a specific enzyme that plays a critical role in spinal muscular atrophy, and that suppressing this enzyme’s activity, could markedly reduce the disease’s severity and…

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