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22 August 2011

Common cause of ALS found

The discovery of a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis could give a boost to efforts to find a treatment for the fatal neurodegenerative disease.

The apparent discovery of a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could give a boost to efforts to find a treatment for the fatal neurodegenerative disease, a new study contends.

This problem occurs in all three types of ALS: hereditary, sporadic and ALS that targets the brain, the researchers said.

 
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