October 27, 2015
Three teams of scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health showed that a genetic mutation linked to some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) may destroy neurons by disrupting the movement of materials in and out of the cell’s nucleus, or command center where most of its DNA is stored. The results, published in the journals Nature and NatureNeuroscience, provide a possible strategy for treating the two diseases.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism/dementia complex 1
Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis