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Muscle-building proteins hold clues to ALS, muscle degeneration

Physician-scientists and competitive runners Josh Wheeler, left, and Thomas Vogler on the summit of Long's Peak in Colorado. Credit: CU Boulder Toxic protein assemblies, or "amyloids," long considered ... read more

Neuron death in ALS more complex than previously thought

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University researchers have uncovered new clues about the ... journal PLOS Genetics. ALS is characterized by the degeneration of motor neurons in the spine ... read more

Potential drug targets for ALS revealed in study using CRISPR

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, erodes muscle function ... against the toxic protein. Not only did some genes give the researchers a deeper mechanistic understanding of the disease itself; a ... read more

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Cialis Comes Full Circle — Help for Muscular Dystrophy

It must nestle into the smooth muscle cell’s outer membrane (sarcolemma) to produce the needed NO, and another protein, dystrophin ... tone while hibernating — their physiology may hold clues to muscl... read more

MYOS Corp. Tackles Muscles Health

One current target of the research being conducted by MYOS is the inhibition of myostatin, a powerful negative muscle regulatory protein. Background on Myostatin ... Vitamin Shoppe as well as websites ... read more

Overexcited neurons not good for cell health

The result of both mutations was overexcited neurons that disrupted the way the neurons sent signals to the muscle ... influencing protein homeostasis,” said Morimoto, an expert on Huntington’s diseas... read more

New ALS gene mutation discovered

In ALS, nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord begin to degenerate and patients lose the ability to move their bodies and breathe. Almost 6,000 American are diagnosed with the crippling disease each ... read more

A Fossil Named Ardi Shakes Up Humanity's Family Tree

Study coauthor Tim White says that Ardi provides clues to what the last common ancestor shared by humans and chimps might have looked like before their lineages diverged about 7 million years ago…. Bu... read more

Torturing more mice in the name of antivaccine pseudoscience, 2017 aluminum edition

In addition, in human babies, vaccines are injected intramuscularly (in a muscle). In this study ... their brains harvested to measure gene expression and the levels of the proteins of interest. Five ... read more

Muscle-building proteins hold clues to ALS, muscle degeneration

Toxic protein assemblies, or "amyloids," long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue, University of Colora... read more

Could boosting brain cells' appetites fight disease? New research shows promise

At U-M, he specializes in treating patients who have neurological diseases that affect both thinking and muscle control. About a third of ALS ... protein-encoding genes. Looking further upstream in th... read more

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