Investigational RNA Molecule May Slow ALS Progression

Investigational RNA Molecule May Slow ALS Progression

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Investigational RNA Molecule May Slow ALS Progression

An investigational RNA molecule called an RNA aptamer halted the death of motor neurons and helped preserve motor function in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Further research is ongoing to confirm the findings in additional ALS models before testing it in humans, “but I’m optimistic that this could provide a real impact on patients [living] with ALS,” Li Niu, PhD, chemistry professor and researcher at the University of Albany’s RNA Institute, said in…

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