A new fruit fly study reveals a simple genetic system is behind complex movements. The finding sheds light on motor control issues associated with neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers report the C9ORF72 genetic mutation can lead to toxicity in neurons, causing 10 percent of all ALS cases and 10 percent of FTD cases.
By reducing the expression of the SOD1 gene, ALS onset and progression is slowed, a new study suggests.
New research reports the first ambulatory creatures may have remained under water. Researchers report modern descendants of these creatures exhibit walking behaviors on the ocean floor.