Imaging Technique Measures Mitochondrial Abnormalities in ALS

Imaging Technique Measures Mitochondrial Abnormalities in ALS

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Imaging Technique Measures Mitochondrial Abnormalities in ALS

An imaging technique, called 31-phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), can be used to assess mitochondrial abnormalities in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study demonstrates. This non-invasive procedure could be useful for evaluating potential ALS treatments, researchers suggested. The study, “Magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals mitochondrial dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” was published in the journal Brain. One of the characteristic biological features of ALS is the abnormal function of mitochondria — cellular compartments…

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