Researchers have discovered a method to engraft immune cells in the brains of lab mice without the use of radiation.
Transplanting human stem cells into rat models with ALS improved survival and muscle function, according to a new study.
Exposure to the environmental toxin BMAA may elevate the risk of ALS. BMAA is produced by cyanobacteria, a blue-green alga that commonly occurs in marine ecosystems and accumulates in shellfish, sharks, and other sea-life. Those most reliant on sea-foods for their food source may be most at risk.
Axon pruning becomes reactivated in neurodegenerative diseases, a new study finds.
An experimental drug for human stroke patients appears to delay motor neuron impairment and degeneration.
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A minimally invasive brain implant is to be tested on humans for the first time. The device, named Stentrode, will be placed in blood vessels in the motor cortex, and researchers believe it will help improve movement and speech for those with a range of neurological disorders.
Researchers have developed a new model to study neurodegenerative diseases which affect motor neurons, such as ALS.
A new study reveals many inhibitory neurons are lost in early phases of ALS and FTD development. The findings show a contrast to other neurodegenerative diseases where excitatory neurons are lost early in the disorders.