Skip to main content
Skip to navigation

Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /sites/UAPHP/munews/class-objNewsBureauTransport.php on line 266

Promising New Drug Could Help Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy

July 25, 2016

According to studies, approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken over time. Researchers at the University of Missouri developed a new molecule in April 2014 that was found to be highly effective in animal models exhibiting SMA. Now, testing of that compound is leading to a better prognosis for mice with the disease and the possibility of potential drugs that will improve outcomes for patients with SMA.  Full Story
Related Mediaphoto icon photo

MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Hosting Summer Leadership Academy for Middle School Students

July 23, 2016

The University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs will host the Truman Leadership Academy, a one-week summer day camp, to engage middle-school students in civic and community service. The Academy will include leadership training, service projects and other community engagement opportunities for students.  Full Story

More news releases »