Latest Motor neuron disease Stories

2011-10-05 19:32:27

Findings reveal that deficiency of the SMN protein in peripheral tissues might also contribute to SMA pathology A new study from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports surprising results that suggest that the devastating neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), might not exclusively affect the motor neurons in the spinal cord as has long been thought. The new findings suggest that defects in peripheral tissues such as liver, muscle, heart, etc., might also contribute to...

2011-10-03 07:00:00

Corporate partners team up with local ALS Association to form walk teams and increase sponsorship levels. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Valley Toyota Dealers, Quicken Loans and Fathead have joined the fight against ALS by sponsoring The Scottsdale Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, October 22, 2011 benefitting The ALS Association Arizona Chapter. The walk will be held for the second year at Scottsdale Stadium, where patients along with their families and friends will make a 2.5-mile...

2011-09-27 11:31:29

Discovery could lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and ALS Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified a communication breakdown between nerves and muscles in mice that may provide new insight into the debilitating and fatal human disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). “Critical communication occurs at the point where nerves and muscles ℠talk´ to each other. When this communication between nerves and muscles is disrupted, muscles do not...

2011-09-25 07:00:00

The ALS Association is hosting a walk in New Britain, Connecticut on Saturday, September 24, 2011 to raise funds to find the cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) September 25, 2011 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrigâs disease, is a motor neuron disease that affects people from all walks of life and can yield tragic side effects and eventually can even lead to death. This is why The ALS Association of Connecticut is hosting their...

2011-09-23 07:19:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Human genetic mutations are not at all like comic books make it out to be.  Scientists have identified a new human genetic mutation as the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  This mutation explains at least a third of all familial cases of ALS and FTD within the European population.  The research provides key insights into ALS and FTD and may pave the way for development of therapeutic strategies for...

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