Orla Hardiman

An analysis shows no single PON gene variant increases ALS risk, but doesn't rule out ALS-PON connections

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2009 - 10:49, By: Margaret Wahl
A new meta-analysis combining data from 11 studies has found no connection between variations in genes for paraoxonase (PON) enzymes and an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

A new study shows a small change in the KIFAP3 gene lengthens ALS survival time

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 11:59, By: Margaret Wahl
A variant version of the gene for a protein known as KIFAP3 has been found to increase survival time in people with sporadic (nonfamilial) ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) by an average of 14 months. The findings of John Landers at the University of Massachusetts...