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 cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the cells of flies, mice and humans with ALS, scientists at the UA have pinpointed a process that collapses when a critical protein’s blueprint is arrested on its way to protein construction. The study was published recently in the journal Cell Reports. (more…)