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November 30, 2019
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People with ALS May Benefit From More Glucose

A new study led by scientists at the UA has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease. Increased glucose, transformed into energy, could give people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, improved mobility … Continue reading

May 3, 2018
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UA Researchers Pinpoint Pathway to Muscle Paralysis

Researchers have discovered a key player in the molecular process that causes the communication breakdown between nerves in fatal muscle degeneration disease. Researchers at the University of Arizona have taken an essential step forward in the quest to find the … Continue reading

April 23, 2014
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How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

ANN ARBOR — The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The researchers coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into … Continue reading

May 1, 2013
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A new approach to spinal muscular atrophy?

Spinal muscular atrophy is a debilitating neuromuscular disease that in its most severe form is the leading genetic cause of infant death. By experimenting with an ALS drug in two very different animal models, researchers at Brown University and Boston … Continue reading

May 10, 2012
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Scientists Measure Communication between Stem Cell-Derived Motor Neurons, Muscle Cells

In an effort to identify the underlying causes of neurological disorders that impair motor functions such as walking and breathing, UCLA researchers have developed a novel system to measure communication between stem cell–derived motor neurons and muscle cells in a … Continue reading

February 16, 2012
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When Nerve Meets Muscle, Biglycan Seals The Deal

*In the absence of the protein biglycan, synapses at neuromuscular junctions in mice began to break up about five weeks after birth, according to a new study led by Brown University researchers. Reintroducing byglycan helped fix the loss of synaptic stability in … Continue reading

October 2, 2011
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MU Researchers Find New Insight into Fatal Spinal Disease

*Discovery could lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and ALS* COLUMBIA, Mo. – 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 … Continue reading