Huge Breakthrough in ALS Research is Encouraging

Huge Breakthrough in ALS Research is Encouraging

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microscopeResearchers say they found a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that could lead to an effective treatment.

The discovery could also help in developing treatments for other, more common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s, said Dr. Teepu Siddique, a neuroscientist with Northwestern University whose pioneering work on ALS over more than a quarter century fueled the research team’s work.

 

The key to the breakthrough is the discovery of an underlying disease process for all types of ALS.

(READ the McClatchy News article in Cleveland.com)

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