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New gene variant identified in ALS provides treatment hope

17 May 2017 | By

A new study shows that a variant in UBQLN4 gene has been associated with Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study also describes how this gene variant disrupts a cellular process that drives motor neuron development. This new insight opens the door to potential treatment targets for…


New protein target could treat genetic cause of ALS

15 August 2016 | By Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Targeting a single protein, SUPT4H1, reduces the levels of the three toxic entities created by the C9orf72 gene expansion, the most common genetic cause of ALS...