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Scientists link ALS progression to increased protein instability.


A new study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  The work supports a common theme whereby loss of protein stability leads to disease. The team focused on the effects of mutations to a gene coding for a protein called superoxide dismutase (SOD), report

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