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Researchers find way to protect nerve cells from Huntington’s disease

Nerve Cells

A group of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine believe that they’ve found a way to prevent a rogue protein from initiating energy failure inside the nerve cells of people who have Huntington’s disease. An inherited genetic disorder, Huntington’s is caused when the gene that encodes huntingtin protein becomes mutated. This in turn has a detrimental effect ...

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

Motor neurons

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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