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In ALS, Astrocyte TGF-β1 Pulls Rug From Under Motor Neurons
April 24, 2015
Researchers have long wondered why glia and other immune cells turn their backs on motor neurons as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progresses. Now, they may be closer...
An Axon Self-Destruct Button Triggers Energy Woes
April 24, 2015
Just as losing a limb can spare a life, parting with a damaged axon by way of Wallerian degeneration can spare a neuron. A protein called SARM1 acts as the...
Beware That Toast: Gluten Sensitivity in Some People with ALS?
April 20, 2015
Could the treatment for the untreatable—that is, motor neuron disease—be as simple as, "Hold the bread”? Vivian Drory and colleagues at the Tel Aviv...
Plasma Profiling Reveals Three Potential Biomarker Proteins in ALS
April 16, 2015
Researchers at the Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland have identified three proteins that are potential...
Could Viral Infections Instigate Juvenile ALS?
April 16, 2015
Could an overeager response to viral infections predispose certain people to juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? That is one interpretation of a paper in the March...

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