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ROCK’n the Tau Pathway?
February 9, 2016
A kinase inhibitor that is an approved medication for people and improves memory in rats also promotes degradation of toxic tau in lab models, according to a paper in...
Copper to the Rescue in ALS Mice
February 5, 2016
With a sprinkle of what researchers jokingly call "brick dust,” scientists restored health to a very sick mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, extending its one- to...
Induced Motor Neurons May Provide New Insights on the Role of Cellular Aging in ALS
February 2, 2016
Motor neurons created by direct lineage reprogramming of FUS-ALS fibroblasts model several important aspects of ALS, according to a report in the January 5 online issue of Cell...
Stress Granules Need Pur-alpha to Come Together
January 29, 2016
Pur-alpha is a DNA and RNA-binding protein was recently shown to bind C9ORF72 repeat expansions and potentially contribute to the pathogenesis of ALS...
Confirmed: ALS Attacks Cognition and Behavior
January 29, 2016
The majority of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also manifest signs of cognitive or behavioral impairment. Indeed, in about one-fifth  of these...

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