Compound Reverses Motor Neuron Damage in ALS Mice

Compound Reverses Motor Neuron Damage in ALS Mice

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Compound Reverses Motor Neuron Damage in ALS Mice

For the first time, a compound was able to restore the health of diseased upper motor neurons — nerve cells that carry voluntary movement signals from the brain to the spinal cord — in the brain of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mouse models, a study found.  These results support the further development of this compound, called NU-9, which may help a broad spectrum of ALS patients and others with upper motor neuron degeneration.  The study,…

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