This Muscle Disorders and Therapies Program research portfolio focuses on diseases of skeletal muscle, including those that are acquired as well as those that are inherited. Funded research is also underway to better understand muscle atrophy, injury, and therapies for repair and regeneration of muscle.

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Research news

Spotlight on Research | December 19, 2016

Muscle Aging Linked to Failure of Stem Cells to Interact with Environment

New research in mice, funded in part by the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseas

The Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases supports research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and its component tissues.


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Emily Carifi, Ph.D.

Program Director
6701 Democracy Blvd
Building: Democracy I, Suite 800
Bethesda MD 20892-4872
Last Updated: May 2020