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Meta Analysis Reveals Ethnic Differences in ALS
May 28, 2015
Two new meta analyses of ALS patients reveal relationships between patient ethnicity and ALS disease characteristics. Benoît Marin from the University of Limoges in France and...
Efficient Method to Convert Adult Blood Cells into Neurons Opens New Doors
May 27, 2015
Recently developed methods that enable derivation of pluripotent stem cells from ALS patients have created a promising new resource for investigating disease mechanisms and...
Mouse Axons CAST Off Inhibitors for Stunning Regeneration
May 22, 2015
It is well known that damaged axons from the central nervous system of mammals cannot regrow. Except perhaps they can, with the right genotype. In the May 21 Neuron...
Crucial Cluster: MicroRNAs Keep Motor Neurons Alive
May 22, 2015
Different types of motor neuron vary in their sensitivity to neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, with the neurons innervating the lateral motor column...
First C9ORF72 Mice Mimic Key Pathology, Behavior
May 18, 2015
Scientists are hearing the pitter-patter of C9ORF72 mouse feet, a potential new model for familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal...
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