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Potential to treat ALS with heart failure drug

A new mouse study suggests that a heart failure medication – called digoxin – could potentially be used to treat ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Motor neurone disease: new technologies boost quality of life

An innovative telehealth system and web resource developed with the help of patients and carers could revolutionise access to care and support for people with motor neurone disease (MND).

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Guideline offers direction in genetic testing for certain types of muscular dystrophy

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate…

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Protein instability suggested as cause of ALS

Researchers investigating possible causes for ALS have found that protein instability correlates with more severe forms of the disease.

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Engineers complete first comprehensive mesh-free numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data…

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Viewing drugs’ effect on living brain now possible with first mouse model for ALS dementia

The first animal model for ALS dementia, a form of ALS that also damages the brain, has been developed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists.

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The role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative diseases

A new study by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine sheds light on a longstanding question about the role of mitochondria in debilitating and fatal motor neuron diseases and…

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‘Circular RNA’ associated with muscular dystrophy, other degenerative diseases in both muscle and brain

Our genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of our bodies.

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Novel microscopy technique yields fresh data on muscular dystrophy

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution.

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When walking and cognitive delays occur together in boys, muscular dystrophy could be the culprit

The timing of a toddler’s first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.

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