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CNIO researchers discover the cause of neuronal death in a large proportion of familial ALS patients – EurekAlert

The researchers attribute the loss of motor neurons in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) to a new mechanism that blocks any cellular reaction that…

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IMAGE: Mouse motor neurons, generated from mouse embryonic stem cells exposed (right) or not (left) to ALS-associated peptides (right). As observed in patients, these peptides are toxic and cause neuronal death….
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In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the progressive death of neurons that control body movement leads to paralysis of muscles in the limbs and gradually of the whole body, which ultimately makes it impossible to breathe. ALS is currently untreatable, and its…

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