ALSN Vol. 16, No. 5

 
 
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:50, By: Amy Madsen
In its latest round of funding this July, MDA awarded nine grants totaling more than $2.5 million to research projects focused on uncovering the causes of, and developing therapies for, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The new grants were awarded to investigators at labs in the United States...
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:35, By: ALSN Staff
Disease 'in a dish' is a new tool for studying ALS An MDA-supported research team has created a human cellular model of ALS using cells taken from people with the ALS8 subtype of the disease, a familial (inherited) form of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) caused by mutations in the VAPB gene.

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