ALS Linked to Neurons’ Death in Retina, a Potential Biomarker

ALS Linked to Neurons’ Death in Retina, a Potential Biomarker

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ALS Linked to Neurons’ Death in Retina, a Potential Biomarker

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) leads to neuron damage in an eye layer called the retina through the activation of pro-inflammatory microglia, or immune cells of the brain and spinal cord, a study in a mouse model of the disease suggests. Consistent with previous evidence of retinal damage in ALS patients, the findings suggest that retinal changes “can serve as biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with ALS, and to check the efficacy of…

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