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Neurodegenerative disease clogs nuclear pores

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have discovered how the most common genetic defect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills nerve cells.

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Jammed up cellular highways may initiate dementia and ALS

Molecular therapy partially relieves havoc wreaked by gene mutation in human and fly cellsNeurons, red, created from ALS patients bearing the C9orf72 mutation, show clumps of the RanGAP…

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iPS cells discover drug target for muscle disease

A new induced pluripotent stem cell model reveals calcium ion channels may cause muscle degeneration in muscular dystrophyDuchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscular disease that shows…

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How others see our identity depends on moral traits, not memory

We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity.

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Effect of presymptomatic BMI, dietary intake, alcohol on ALS

Presymptomatic patients with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) consumed more daily calories but had lower body-mass index (BMI) than those individuals without ALS in…

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A brain-computer interface for controlling an exoskeleton

Scientists working at Korea University, Korea, and TU Berlin, Germany have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the…

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Neurons’ broken machinery piles up in ALS

NIH scientists identify a transport defect in a model of familial ALSA healthy motor neuron needs to transport its damaged components from the nerve-muscle connection all the way back to the cell…

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PINK1 protein crucial for removing broken-down energy reactors

NIH study suggests potential new pathway to target for treating ALS and other diseasesCells are powered by tiny energy reactors called mitochondria.

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Engineering a permanent solution to genetic diseases

In his mind, Basil Hubbard can already picture a new world of therapeutic treatments for millions of patients just over the horizon.

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Novel fly model of motor neuron degeneration provides new avenues for exploration in humans

Researchers at the Babraham Institute and University of Massachusetts Medical School in the United States have developed a new model to study motor neuron degeneration and have used this to…

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  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    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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