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25 - 03 - 2016

Important discovery of a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

A very severe form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis leads to the death of young adults in only few months due to muscle paralysis. Studies using several lines of transgenic mice have shown that the abnormal presence of the FUS protein in the cytoplasm of neurons causes the disease. Research is looking for a substance to correct this anomaly.