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Cheek muscles hold up better than leg muscles in space

New research in The FASEB Journal compares responses of cheek and leg muscles to the lower gravity of space, suggesting that food comes firstIt is well known that muscles need resistance…

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Solving the next step in the mystery of prions

UAlberta scientists aim to understand how proteins convert from a normal structure to a diseased stateWorking towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as…

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Intersection between nervous and musculoskeletal system could be key to treating Pompe disease

Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically becomes a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age.

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Stanford research sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement

Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, have found that groups of neurons work together…

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Higher incidence of cancer among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

International experts analysed the latest findings relating to the rare and mysterious disease ALS at the 1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Berlin, where more than 6,500 experts…

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Protein ‘comet tails’ propel cell recycling process

Several well-known neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease, all result in part from a defect in autophagy – one way a cell removes…

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Gene discovery could lead to muscular dystrophy treatment

Australian researchers have made a critical discovery about a gene involved in muscular dystrophy that could lead to future therapies for the currently untreatable disease.

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New treatment hope for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

A previously unknown link between the immune system and the death of motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been discovered by scientists at…

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‘Alzheimer’s protein’ plays role in maintaining eye health and muscle strength

Amyloid precursor protein (APP), a key protein implicated in the development Alzheimer’s disease, may play an important role in eye and muscle health.

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Scientists identify new drug target to treat ALS

Revelations about a key cellular pathway have important implications for neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and frontotemporal dementiaBlue is the nucleus, cyan is hUPF1, green is TDP43, red…

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