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Multiple-family Study Links MCM3AP Gene to Development of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Researchers have identified MCM3AP as a gene involved in the development of a childhood-onset version of the neurological disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The study, “MCM3AP in recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy and mild intellectual disability,” was published in the journal Brain. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a group of hereditary neuropathies, or diseases affecting…

Patients Who Exercise Regularly Show Greater Strength and Lesser Disability, Study Finds

Routine exercise done at a patient’s own pace improves strength and lessens disability in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, reports a Canadian study that compared patients adhering to a “self-directed” exercise program with those who do not exercise. The study, “Effects of Self-Selected Exercise on Strength in Charcot–Marie–Tooth Disease…