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In an animal mode of congenital muscular dystrophy researchers demonstrated for the first time that 2 proteins not only recover muscle force and increase body weight in the sick animals but also significantly prolong survival.The study findings are published in Science Translational Medicine.
Researchers have demonstrated that measuring neurofilaments provides reliable confirmation of an ALS diagnosis. Specifically, they have discovered that pNfH (phosphorylated neurofilament heavy) increases sharply in the lumbar fluid of ALS patients.
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.
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