All posts by Amber Dance

Meeting ALS at the Junction

Motor neurons, and methods to protect them, get much of the attention in ALS. But there’s something that goes wrong before motor neurons degenerate: their axons detach from muscle fibers, noted J. Hickman of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando: “We believe that the initial disease pathology occurs at the neuromuscular junction.” Worth […]

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Looking ALS in the Eye

A simple eye test may help neurologists forecast prognosis, and even develop drugs for at least some neurological diseases. But what about ALS? Experts weigh in.

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