Muscular dystrophy is a cluster of genetic diseases in which the muscle fibers are susceptible to damage in an unusual manner. These damaged muscles become progressively weaker and weaker day by day. This condition can also be reached to such a extent level that the patient will eventually need to use a wheel chair. People suffering with muscle dystrophy have incorrect or missing information in their genes, which stops them from making the proteins they required for healthy muscles.
High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.
Last date updated on September, 2014