Category Archives: motor neurons

New point of origin identified for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


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 from the Cedars-Sinai Medicine Institute. The findings could shift researchers’ attention from the spinal cord to the brain’s motor cortex as the disease’s initial point of dysfunction. In the current

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