Spinraza May Restore Development of Motor Neurons in SMA Children

Spinraza May Restore Development of Motor Neurons in SMA Children

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Spinraza May Restore Development of Motor Neurons in SMA Children

Spinraza (nusinersen) may restore the normal development of motor neurons — the nerve cells responsible for making muscle cells work — in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), particularly those who start treatment early, a study found. Besides getting motor neurons back onto their developmental trajectory, Spinraza also may slow their degeneration. “Our findings move the field forward in understanding the developmental aspect of childhood-onset motor neurone diseases,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Axonal excitability changes in children…

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