Timing of neuron development determines what they can become

When it comes to royalty, things are clear: The monarch's first child inherits the crown. Siblings born later must make do with a less glamorous profession. This is quite similar for some nerve cells in the brain. In their ...


Repurposed drug could help patients with motor neuron disease

A drug typically used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure has shown promise as a potential new therapy for motor neuron disease (MND)—also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—according to a new ...

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ALS: Early disease mechanisms discovered

Currently, there is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Things could soon change, however. Researchers at FAU and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have identified a protein that already displays ...

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