ALS scientific breakthrough: Diabetes drug metformin shows promise in mouse study for a common type of ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a crippling, progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Now it seems that a diabetes drug may help some cases.
July 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."
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A method of analyzing blood plasma could help diagnose and predict the progression of ALS, researchers report.
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The researchers found that in mice with a common ALS genetic mutation, changing the gut microbiome could prevent or improve disease symptoms.
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Understanding more about how a system that protects brain cells affects sleep could reveal a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
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New research unveils a way to "read" proteins to see if they'll clump together and contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like ALS.
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Researchers have discovered that a suprising cell process clears out potentially deadly aggregates related to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the initiation and progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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