5/13/2013 – Med School study develops models to further muscular dystrophy research

Researchers in the School of Medicine recently published a study detailing the development of mouse models that use luciferase, the gene that makes fireflies glow, to follow the progression of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy through noninvasive imaging of the luminescent decaying muscle cells.

The researchers, who worked in the lab of Professor of Neurology and Neurological Science and Center on Longevity deputy director Thomas Rando, began developing the mouse model in 2008. The study was co-authored by Rando, clinical assistant professor Leland Lim, research associate Katie Maguire and Sedona Speedy, an undergraduate student at Northwestern University.

Read the full article at The Stanford Daily.