Neuroscience

ALS neuron damage reversed with new compound

Northwestern University scientists have identified the first compound that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons that become diseased and are a key contributor to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), ...

Genetics

Scientists identify new genetic MND risk factor in junk DNA

A new genetic risk factor for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which if treated could halt or prevent the degenerative condition, has been identified in so-called 'junk DNA' by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The newly ...

Neuroscience

Scientists capture diversity in the 'stars' of our nervous system

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found that the location of astrocytes in the brain and spinal cord, may affect their role in maintaining the body's nervous system. This discovery could help scientists uncover ...

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