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New study highlights gene that could lead to new therapies for ALS

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…

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Study could herald new treatment for muscular dystrophy

New research has shown that the corticosteroid deflazacort is a safe and effective treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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New areas of the brain identified where ALS gene is active

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.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fuels novel gene discovery

Thanks to donations from 2014’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.

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Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.

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Genetic factors are responsible for creating anatomical patterns in the brain cortex

Brain imaging, twin studies and transcriptome data reveal genetic relationships between lobes.

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Geneticists pinpoint three new genes with important roles in Motor Neurone Disease

A large team led by researchers in the Netherlands and London conducted the largest-ever MND genetic analysis, which brought together the efforts of over 180 scientists from 17 different countries.

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ALS research suggests stem cells be ‘aged’ to speed progress toward finding treatments

Cedars-Sinai scientists are seeking to build an improved stem-cell model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to accelerate progress toward a cure for the devastating neurological disorder.

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Reopening avenues for attacking ALS

Known gene operates at a crossroad between disease and autoimmunity.Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have found…

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Promising new insights into ALS

VIB research marks new step in understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) conducted by VIB-KU Leuven has led to interesting and unexpected…

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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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