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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)

Indoprofen may lead to new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy

Indoprofen may lead to new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy

Human primitive spinal cord cells may delay symptoms and paralysis associated with Lou Gehrig's disease

Human primitive spinal cord cells may delay symptoms and paralysis associated with Lou Gehrig's disease

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

Newly completed Chromosome 5 sequence will be a powerful tool for scientists trying to understand human disease

Adenosine triphosphate is a culprit in causing the devastating damage of spinal cord injury

Adenosine triphosphate is a culprit in causing the devastating damage of spinal cord injury

New hereditary spastic paraplegia research

New hereditary spastic paraplegia research

Mitochondria in spinal cords is Lou Gehrig’s disease target according researchers

Mitochondria in spinal cords is Lou Gehrig’s disease target according researchers

Discovery of gene that causes a rare juvenile-onset form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Discovery of gene that causes a rare juvenile-onset form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Artificial vibration has potential to help stroke patients recover their mobility more quickly

Artificial vibration has potential to help stroke patients recover their mobility more quickly

Neuroscientists have overcome a major obstacle in gene therapy research

Neuroscientists have overcome a major obstacle in gene therapy research

Lou Gehrig’s disease gene discovered

Lou Gehrig’s disease gene discovered

Scientists get new motor neurons to migrate through the spinal cord

Scientists get new motor neurons to migrate through the spinal cord

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation associated with an inherited form of motor neuron disease

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation associated with an inherited form of motor neuron disease

Identification of first protein biomarkers to help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Identification of first protein biomarkers to help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis