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Stem cell research leads to breakthrough on muscle disease
France 24’s Health programme looks at recent developments in stem cell research that have raised hopes of a treatment for a rare muscle-wasting condition known as Steinert's disease.
Steinert’s disease is a rare muscle-wasting condition, which affects patients’ ability to walk, talk and can even prove deadly if it threatens the heart.
After years of research on stem cells, a team of French geneticists led by Dr. Marc Peschanski say they’ve made a breakthrough that could one day lead to a treatment.