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Study Finds Single Brain Injury Insufficient to Precipitate ALS
July 23, 2015
Several studies have suggested a link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurodegenerative disease, including a correlation between a single TBI and Alzheimer’s disease....
Meta-Analysis Examines Link Between Formaldehyde Exposure and ALS
July 23, 2015
Neurotoxicity is amongst the many pernicious effects that have been attributed to formaldehyde exposure. The fixative, which works by cross-linking proteins, has been shown to...
2015 MetLife Awards Go To Haass, Bateman
July 20, 2015
This year’s MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research go to two researchers well known to Alzforum: Randall Bateman of Washington University School of Medicine,...
Juvenile Lysosomes and Worn-Out Mitochondria Clog Axons in ALS Model
July 17, 2015
In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, motor neurons struggle with axonal transport, autophagy, and mitochondrial maintenance. A July 15 paper in Neuron unites those three...
Novel Antibodies Reveal Functions of C9ORF72 Gene Products
July 14, 2015
Mutations in the C9ORF72 gene are the most common genetic cause ALS and frontotemporal dementia. The gene itself codes for two protein isoforms, a long form (C9-L) and a short...

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