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Hope on the horizon with more ge ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:20pm

Hope on the horizon with more genetic information available...BD 

A team of Canadian and French researchers has identified a novel gene responsible for a significant fraction of ALS (sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) cases. ALS is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neuromuscular disorder that affects motor neurons and leads to paralysis and death within one to five years.  “This discovery is a step towards the development of therapies for people suffering from this terrible disease and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases," said Dr. Kabashi.

Researchers identify a gene responsible for Lou Gehrig's disease

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