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motor neuron disease

Link Between Long-Term Memory and Neurodegenerative Disease

Scientists have just discovered that a small region of a cellular protein that helps long-term memories form also drives the neurodegeneration seen in motor...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Project Promises Development of Novel Therapeutics

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most frequent genetic diseases with 4 in 100 people carrying at least one mutation. If two carriers happen...
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...
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Motor Neurons Aren’t the Only Site for Restoring Locomotive Function

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is the most common adult onset motor neuron disease for which there is no cure or treatment that significantly extends life. ALS causes the...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might...

Scientists have long known that a protein called TDP-43 clumps together in brain cells of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as...
Motor neuron disease

Motor Neuron Disease Discovery Offers New Insights into Potential Treatment Targets

Scientists have discovered how certain forms of motor neuron disease begin and progress at cellular and molecular levels, revealing potential new ways to slow...
neurological disorders

Gene Silencing Shows Promise for Treating Two Fatal Neurological Disorders

In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also...
neurodegenerative disorder

Disruption of Molecule Transport Pathway Between Nucleus and Cytoplasm Involved in...

A University of Tokyo research group and their collaborators have shed light on one of the mechanisms responsible for the onset of sporadic ALS—a...