Severity of disease tied to gene that modulates the immune system.A new paper, co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, increases the understanding of…
Breakthrough research has discovered that a cell that usually supports motor neuron function can become destructive and cause cell death in ALS patients.
SOD1 gene mutations form protein clumps, leading to motor neuron degeneration in ALS, but researchers may have found a way to halt this process.
…and younger age at symptom start.Smoking is linked to shorter survival after a diagnosis of motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as well as younger age when the…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have published a new study that describes a novel molecular mechanism that could lead to the development of new therapies for Amyotrophic…
New research has shown that the corticosteroid deflazacort is a safe and effective treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
For the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is associated with Motor Neuron Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.
Thanks to donations from 2014’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.
A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.