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Lou Gehrig’s: Safety of stem cell treatment investigated

Stem cell research may offer a glimmer of hope for the future treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease. A new study examines its safety in humans.

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Pilot study tests possible diagnostic tools for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

New animal research has shown that measuring copper concentrations and isotope ratios in blood and other tissue may allow early diagnosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Pluristem reports data showing PLX-PAD cells effective in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has reported positive data from preclinical studies of its PLX-PAD cells in the treatment of Duchenne…

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Toxoplasma infection might trigger neurodegenerative disease

New research reveals how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii could trigger neurodegenerative diseases in those predisposed to the conditions.

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Cell insights shed light on how muscle-wasting disease takes hold

Fresh insights into how our cells control muscle development could aid understanding of muscular dystrophy and other inherited diseases.

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Brain enzyme could prevent Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative disease

A brain enzyme that protects against oxidative stress may also protect against protein clump formation – a key player in neurodegenerative disease.

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Cells engineered from muscular dystrophy patients offer clues to variations in symptoms

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have inadvertently found a way to make human muscle cells bearing genetic mutations from people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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Second gene modifies effect of mutation in a dog model of ALS

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a neurodegenerative disease in dogs with similarities to ALS in humans.

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Resistant neurons point the way to protective factors in ALS

The growth factor IGF-2 can prevent the death of human nerve cells in the incurable disease ALS, according to a study by researchers at Sweden´s Karolinska Institutet and the University of Milan…

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ALS: Could pesticide exposure be a risk factor?

The risk of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, may be increased with residential or occupational exposure to pesticides, according to new research.

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    A group of diseases causing muscle weakness at birth. Several defined genetic mutations cause muscles to break down faster than they can repair or grow. A child with CMD may have various neurological or physical impairments. Some children never gain the ability to walk, while others lose the ability as they grow older. Learn more...

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