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Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting. However, fish and seafood consumption as a regular part of the diet was not associated with ALS.
Researchers have demonstrated that if an affected parent passes on the C9orf72 mutation, the children will be affected at a younger age than the parent. There are no indications that the disease progresses more quickly. These results are published today in JAMA Neurology.
After decades investigating Pompe disease, Duke Health researchers have developed a gene therapy they hope could enhance or even replace the only FDA-approved treatment currently available to patients. The therapy uses a modified virus to deliver a gene to the liver where it produces GAA.
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