Researchers have identified developmental abnormalities in immature 'NG2+' nervous system cells in ALS-affected mice that appear to play a role in the ALS disease process  

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2010 - 13:09, By: Amy Madsen
A population of stem cells called NG2+ cells — which mature into central nervous system support cells called oligodendrocytes — exhibit significant developmental differences in healthy mice compared to mice with a disease resembling human ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease).

Ten leaders in the field of ALS research put their heads together on Oct. 24, 2009

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 13:35, By: ALSN Staff
An all-day "think tank" to consider priorities for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research based on the latest information was conducted with ten of the leading scientists and clinicians in the field and senior MDA staff in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Each specialist...