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Paralyzed ALS patient operates speech computer with her mind

At UMC Utrecht, a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers...

ALS study reveals role of RNA-binding proteins

Donated human skin samples were used to produce first induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), then ultimately the healthy, donor-specific motor neurons shown here.Credit: UC...

New ALS discovery: Scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

In the quest to understand the driving forces behind neurodegenerative diseases, researchers in recent years have zeroed in on clumps of malfunctioning proteins thought...

New gene variants present in three percent of all ALS patients

Variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and...

Differences in how ALS affects eye, limb muscles act as clue

In an effort to better understand what happens during Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have compared the impact of...

Pesticide exposure linked to increased risk of ALS

Survey data suggest reported cumulative pesticide exposure was associated with increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease, according...

Aggregated protein in nerve cells can cause ALS

Aggregated SOD1 protein can be seen as green dots in the cell fluid of a motor neuron in the spinal cord of an ALS...