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Researchers identify the key instigator of neuron damage in sporadic and inherited ALS.


The onset of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is marked by the gradual degradation and eventual death of neuronal axons, the slender projections on nerve cells which transmit signals from one cell to the next.  In approximately 95% of all ALS cases, the disease occurs apparently at random with no associated risk factors. Individuals with this sporadic form

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