Neuroscience

ALS disease mechanism discovered

A mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) development has been discovered at Umeå University, Sweden. The researchers report that proteins with a defect structure spread the deformation to other proteins. The discovery ...

Medical research

Scientists find rare disease clues in cell's recycling system

Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1). They found that a closely related compound will activate an enzyme, AMPK, triggering a cellular ...

Neuroscience

Pesticide exposure may be ALS risk factor

New research shows environmental pollutants could affect the chances a person will develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Neuroscience

New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig's disease in mice

Researchers at Oregon State University announced today that they have essentially stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly two years in one type of mouse model used ...

Neuroscience

Is diabetes protective against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

A study of patients in Denmark suggests that type 2 diabetes may be associated with a reduced risk for the fatal neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to an article published online by JAMA ...

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