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A new discovery may hold the key to future ALS treatment

A new discovery may hold the key to future ALS treatment

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been successful in identifying the structure of the neuronal protein clumps associated with ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their research, which was published online, has given the scientific community the evidence it needs to conclude that these toxic clumps play a significant part in the ...

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A New Study Gives Hope For A New Treatment For The Familial Form Of ALS

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A new study carried out by researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has highlighted the potential for treating the familial form of ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. During the research, the scientists learned how a mutation in the gene which causes ALS leads to the cells accumulating damaged materials. A healthy motor neuron ...

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The Latest Research on the Genetic Causes of ALS

Recent research by a team of scientists at the University of Toronto has uncovered new information about the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which could possibly lead to earlier detection of genetic predisposition to ALS. The study, which was headed up by Professor Ekaterina Rogaeva and Professor Lorne Zinman, was based ...

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Could a Tiny Piece of Wire Give Us a Greater Understanding of Degenerative Brain Diseases?

Unlocking the mysteries of degenerative brain conditions, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and Alzheimer’s, could be a step closer following a joint project by researchers from the University of Waterloo, Concordia University and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The tiny wire probe could give neuroscientists a greater understanding of ALS The project, led by Professor Janusz Pawliszyn ...

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Mayo Clinic Create Model Mouse that Mimics ALS Symptoms

Scientists at the famous Mayo Clinic in Florida have created a model mouse that displays the symptoms associated with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 30,000 Americans currently living with ALS This is good news for over 5,000┬ápeople in the UK who currently live with the condition, which causes degeneration of the muscles, and affects all ...

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Recent Study Discovers Link Between Inflammation and ALS

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A recent study carried out by researchers at New York’s McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine has identified a protein, which is usually found in people with degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also has an important role to play in defending the body against viruses. More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare ...

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