Category Archives: C9orf72

Study shows microglia has a direct role in the development of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

It is known that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) gradually kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is one of the most prevalent neuromuscular diseases, resulting in more than 5,600 new diagnoses in the U.S. each year. Around 10% of those diagnoses are caused by the mutation of the C9orf72 gene with studies suggesting that about 500,000 people

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