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Pharma-Association Collaboration

Accelerating New Therapies for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Peter Winter
Editor

Monday, November 25, 2013

There are currently no cures available for the devastating and progressive neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Progress is being made, however, thanks to genetic studies that have led to the identification of a number of genes that seem to be implicated in the disease. One interesting line of enquiry relates to the genetic concomitants of inflammation and ALS where research has uncovered that genes involved in the inflammatory process in ALS are selectively activated.

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