Working on a Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy (image) University of Missouri-Columbia Share Print E-Mail Caption Approximately 250,000 people in the United States suffer from muscular dystrophy. MU scientists are identifying the molecular compounds and processes that must be in place in an effort to help individuals with muscular dystrophy lead longer, healthier lives. Credit Christian Basi/University of Missouri Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.