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 … Continue Reading Researchers identify the key instigator of neuron damage in sporadic and inherited ALS.
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 … Continue Reading Study shows microglia has a direct role in the development of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
A healthy motor neuron needs to transport its damaged components from the nerve-muscle connection all the way back to the cell body in the spinal cord. If not, the defective … Continue Reading Researchers identify the role mitochondria plays in familial ALS.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. These findings could uncover a … Continue Reading Human generational study pinpoints epigenetic cause of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Genetics may play a larger role in causing Lou Gehrig’s disease than previously believed, potentially accounting for more than one-third of all cases, according to one of the most comprehensive … Continue Reading New neurogenetic origins of Lou Gehrig’s disease uncovered.
Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, might damage muscle-controlling nerve cells in the brain earlier in the disease process than previously known, according to research … Continue Reading New point of origin identified for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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 … Continue Reading Scientists link ALS progression to increased protein instability.
The first animal model for ALS dementia, a form of ALS that also damages the brain, has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. The advance will allow researchers to directly … Continue Reading The first animal model for ALS dementia has been developed.
Could the body’s own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer’s dementia and concussions?. The study focuses on the … Continue Reading Immune response protein is a link between brain injury and brain disorders.
Researchers from the Rita Levi Montalcini Department of Neuroscience have identified blood biomarkers for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The team identified the blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine as being … Continue Reading Biomarkers identified for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Using drugs to increase the digestion of certain proteins by brain cells, researchers have prolonged the cells’ lives and kept the protein from clogging the inner workings of the cells. … Continue Reading Could boosting brain cells’ appetites fight disease? New research shows promise.