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New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves

New approaches to genetic disease, based on cells' own ability to correct themselves

Ketogenic diet may prevent the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Ketogenic diet may prevent the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Cognitive impairment appears to be common in Lou Gehrig disease

Cognitive impairment appears to be common in Lou Gehrig disease

Thalidomide, Lenalidomide show promise against Lou Gehrig's disease

Thalidomide, Lenalidomide show promise against Lou Gehrig's disease

Important milestone in understanding the neural circuitry that coordinates walking movements

Important milestone in understanding the neural circuitry that coordinates walking movements

Case biologists move closer to biologically inspired robots

Case biologists move closer to biologically inspired robots

Researchers uncover new toxic mechanism in ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease

Researchers uncover new toxic mechanism in ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease

Gene therapy tackles hereditary spastic paraplegia

Gene therapy tackles hereditary spastic paraplegia

Gene therapy and exercise may help sufferers of Lou Gehrig's disease

Gene therapy and exercise may help sufferers of Lou Gehrig's disease

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have deciphered code for motor neuron wiring

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have deciphered code for motor neuron wiring

Northwestern University move closer to new therapies for neurodegenerative disease

Northwestern University move closer to new therapies for neurodegenerative disease

Ubiquitin ligase Rnf6 may be involved in oncogenesis

Ubiquitin ligase Rnf6 may be involved in oncogenesis

New study points to new treatments for some forms of Lou Gehrig's disease

New study points to new treatments for some forms of Lou Gehrig's disease

Research moves us closer to understanding how complicated network connections are wired up during embryonic development

Research moves us closer to understanding how complicated network connections are wired up during embryonic development

Insights could yield new approaches to nerve regeneration

Insights could yield new approaches to nerve regeneration

Researchers insert engineered human stem cells into the spinal cords of ALS-afflicted rats

Researchers insert engineered human stem cells into the spinal cords of ALS-afflicted rats

RNA interference as promising therapy for ALS

RNA interference as promising therapy for ALS

Psychiatric illness drugs may protect the brain cells that die in people with Huntington's disease

Psychiatric illness drugs may protect the brain cells that die in people with Huntington's disease

Scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons

Scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons

Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)