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Research suggests how environmental toxin produced by algae may lead to ALS

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Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to…
New ALS biomarkers, potential new drug targets described by researchers

July 16, 2019

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease that causes paralysis and ultimately death when the…
Freeze frame: researches solve how cells unfold proteins

July 8, 2019

A happy cell is a balanced cell, but for every stupendously twisted protein it creates, it must tear…
Protein Clumps in ALS Neurons Provide Potential Target for New Therapies

July 3, 2019

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological condition that affects motor neurons — the nerve cells that control…
Copper compound shows further potential as therapy for slowing ALS

July 3, 2019

A compound with potential as a treatment for ALS has gained further promise in a new study that…
Stem cells provide information about neuron resilience in ALS

May 13, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a stem cell based model in order to study the…
A New Clue in the Mystery of ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia

April 25, 2019

A special focus on rogue proteins may hold future promise in stopping the progression of nerve cell destruction…
Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

March 1, 2019

A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative…
Can a nerve injury trigger ALS?

February 21, 2019

A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg…
Statins could protect against motor neurone disease

February 15, 2019

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease…
New method for studying ALS more effectively

December 13, 2018

The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose…
Testing new drugs with “ALS-on-a-chip”

October 11, 2018

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons…
Drugs in development for cancer may also fight brain diseases, including ALS

August 14, 2018

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including…
Changes to Specific MicroRNA Involved in Development of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

May 28, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig’s disease, or…
New clues may help improve speech for people with ALS

May 28, 2018

New clues may help improve speech for people with dysarthria, a type of speech disorder commonly found in…
Biologists discover function of gene linked to familial ALS

May 7, 2018

MIT biologists have discovered a function of a gene that is believed to account for up to 40…
Better understanding ALS by looking at how cells change

March 30, 2018

It took eight long years of research, but now an international team led by neuroscientists at Université de…
NIH-supported international team confirms new genetic mutation link to ALS

March 27, 2018

Kinesin family member 5A (KIF5A), a gene previously linked to two rare neurodegenerative disorders, has been definitively connected…
Focus on early stage of illness may be key to treating ALS, study suggests

March 22, 2018

A new kind of genetically engineered mouse and an innovation in how to monitor those mice during research…
Why nerve cells die in ALS and some dementia cases

February 6, 2018

A new USC Stem Cell study, published in Nature Medicine, describes how a gene mutation led to toxicity in nerve…
Research reveals atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein

January 19, 2018

For the first time, researchers have described atom-by-atom changes in a family of proteins linked to amyotrophic lateral…
New study may lead to changes in treatment of ALS patients

December 18, 2017

A Penn State study brings researchers one step closer to better understanding and treating dysarthria, a type of…
Investigating protein associated with ALS points to possible targets for therapeutic intervention

December 4, 2017

Scientists at the University of Alberta may have found possible targets for therapeutic interventions in the fight against…
A promising new medication for ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’

November 20, 2017

Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at…
Turning to religion helps dying people to find meaningfulness in life

August 18, 2017

Dying is extremely mystified phenomenon in our world. We are scared of dying and we would do anything…
New therapeutic approach for ALS

July 26, 2017

A group of University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators have shown that enlarging the neuromuscular junctions of…
Collapse of mitochondria-associated membrane in ALS

November 10, 2016

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult onset, fetal neurodegenerative disease that selectively affects motor neurons. To date,…
An Agent of Demise

August 27, 2016

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,…
New areas of the brain identified where ALS-implicated gene is active

August 2, 2016

For the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is…
New areas of the brain identified where ALS gene is active

August 2, 2016

University of Bath scientists identify 2 regions of mouse brains where C9orf72 is expressed For the first time…
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