The progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been essentially stopped for nearly two years in one type of mouse model used to study the disease, allowing the mice to approach their normal lifespan, researchers at Oregon State University have announced. The findings, scientists indicate, are some of the most compelling… Read more

A healthy motor neuron needs to transport its damaged components from the nerve-muscle connection all the way back to the cell body in the spinal cord. If it cannot, the defective components pile up and the cell becomes sick and dies. Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) have learned how… Read more