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Research Suggests How Environmental Toxin Produced by Algae May Lead to...

Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to Penn State College of...
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Testing New Drugs with “ALS-On-A-Chip”

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons that control muscles and is diagnosed...
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Toward a New Light: Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Moves Forward

The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has received federal...
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Next Generation ALS Drug Silences Inherited Form of the Disease in...

NIH-funded researchers delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in rodents by injecting them with a second-generation drug designed to silence the gene, superoxide dismutase 1...
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

New Anti-ALS Drug Receives Orphan Drug Designation

“We are thrilled that the EMA endorses the soundness of our new therapy against this devastating rare disease,” says Bernard Schneider, the EPFL scientist...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Biologists Discover Function of Gene Linked to Familial ALS

MIT biologists have discovered a function of a gene that is believed to account for up to 40 percent of all familial cases of...
neurological disorders

ALS Researchers Begin Recreating Human Spinal Cords on a Chip

Aided by advanced stem cell technology and tissue chips, National Institutes of Health-funded researchers used stem cells originally derived from a person’s skin to...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have made a significant advance in the understanding of the complex and fatal neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

UCSF Researcher Identifies Risk Genes for ALS

The largest analysis to date of genetic data in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – the muscle-crippling neurodegenerative disease that afflicted the late astrophysicist Stephen...
genetic mutation

NIH-Supported International Team Confirms New Genetic Mutation Link to ALS

Kinesin family member 5A (KIF5A), a gene previously linked to two rare neurodegenerative disorders, has been definitively connected to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by...
neurological disorders

CRISPR Helps Find New Genetic Suspects Behind ALS/FTD

NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University used the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to rapidly identify genes in the human genome that might modify the severity...
Electric Vortices

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to observe, for the first time, a property that...
neurodegenerative diseases

Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Method to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases in...

All stem cells are immature, and pluripotent stem cells are the most immature among them: they can give rise to all different cell types...
neurodegenerative disease

Cellular Traffic Jam Seen in ALS/FTD

A cellular traffic jam appears to affect neurons in most forms of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and...
fatal neurological disease

Progress Made Toward Treatment for Rare, Fatal Neurological Disease

After more than a decade of work, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Waisman Center reported promising results in the lab and in animal...
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New Study May Lead to Changes in Treatment of ALS Patients

A Penn State study brings researchers one step closer to better understanding and treating dysarthria, a type of speech disorder, in people with ALS. Dysarthria,...
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Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode

If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery – overstuff it, in a sense ­– it can store much...
Huntington’s disease

Existing Cancer Medication Offers Potential to Treat Huntington’s Disease

A drug already used to treat certain forms of cancer may also be an effective therapy for Huntington’s disease, according to a new study...
parrotfish

X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish Teeth

So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film “Jaws” had a powerful bite. But don’t overlook the mighty mouth of the...
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Fuel Cell X-Ray Study Details Effects of Temperature and Moisture on...

Like a well-tended greenhouse garden, a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell – which shows promise as a clean, renewable next-generation power source for...