Researchers believe a newly discovered mechanism may contribute to cell death in people suffering from ALS and dementia.
An examination of brainstems from children and young adults constantly exposed to air pollution reveals markers of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and motor neuron disease. Findings suggest air pollution poses risks of serious neurological damage from an early age.
Researchers have identified a causal link between strenuous exercise and ALS in people with genetic risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease. The study reports intense physical exercise contributes to motor neuron injury in those susceptible to ALS.
Researchers have developed a new model to study neurodegenerative diseases which affect motor neurons, such as ALS.
New research could help find a solution to slowing down the progression of motor neuron disease.