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Modifying stem cells shows initial promise in battle against muscular dystrophy

A group of University of Florida Health researchers has found a way to reverse the effects of one type of muscular dystrophy by editing the genome of nervous system stem cells.

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Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS and FTD

NIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disordersScientists at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida created a novel mouse that exhibits the…

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Scientists figure out how vitamin E keeps muscles healthy

Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it.

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Mayo Clinic: New mouse model for ALS and frontotemporal dementia gene

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have developed a mouse model that exhibits the neuropathological and behavioral features associated with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral…

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Major pathway identified in nerve cell death offers hope for therapies

New research highlights how nerves – whether harmed by disease or traumatic injury – start to die, a discovery that unveils novel targets for developing drugs to slow or halt peripheral neuropathies…

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Breakthrough in ‘editing’ mitochondrial disease DNA

High percentages of mutated mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe and incurable diseases. The Salk Institute report success in designing enzymes to ‘edit’ out this mutated DNA.

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A new tool for understanding ALS: Patients’ brain cells

Researchers create a free public library of versatile stem cells from ALS patientsFast Facts: More than 30,000 people in the U.S.

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New model could help identify root cause of swallowing disorder dysphagia

Findings may ‘change the landscape’ of dysphagia interventionNearly 40 percent of Americans 60 and older are living with a swallowing disorder known as dysphagia.

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New model could help identify root cause of swallowing disorder dysphagia

Findings may ‘change the landscape’ of dysphagia interventionNearly 40 percent of Americans 60 and older are living with a swallowing disorder known as dysphagia.

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No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer’s, ALS

Research study by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative diseasesIn the case of animal model Alzheimer’s disease…

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