A gene variant appears to modify ALS disease course in men; benefits seen from growth factors delivered by stem cells; antioxidant genes reduce cellular stress

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:43, By: Amy Madsen
Identification of the biological mechanisms that underlie amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may provide scientists with important clues about the disease that may be used to identify biomarkers and potential biological targets for t

Eliminating a protein enhanced cellular cleanup, saved nerve cells and prolonged survival in female ALS mice

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 17:19, By: ALSN Staff
New research supports strategies that augment a natural process in the nervous system called autophagy – a cellular cleanup and garbage-disposal system — as a possible therapeutic avenue in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Autophagy (literally "self-eating") is activated when large amounts...