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The Mechanisms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Using computer graphics, this animated film from Fusion Medical Animation explains the mechanisms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Characterized by a degeneration of the motor neurons in the spinal cord, SMA leads to muscle wastage.

Read about five experimental therapies for SMA you might find interesting. 

The short video explains the SMN genes involved in the development of the disease and the proteins the faulty genes create.

Find out more about how spinal muscular atrophy is diagnosed here. 

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