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At MDA's Neuron Symposium, some of the world's top scientists focused on the role played in ALS by nervous system support cells called glia

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 18:02, By: Amy Madsen
The contribution of nervous system support cells called glia to the degeneration of motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)was the topic of serious discussion among researchers at MDA's Neuron Symposium on May 22, 2012. The meeting, held at MDA's national headquarters in Tucson, Ariz...

New research suggests non-SOD1 familial ALS and sporadic ALS may share common features — but that SOD1 familial ALS may be different

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 16:30, By: Margaret Wahl
Scientists at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago have announced new findings showing some forms of familial and nonfamilial ("sporadic") amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have commonalities at the molecular level — but that one form of familial ALS may be different.