September 22nd, 2011

Mayo researchers find roots to Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia

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Mayo Clinic researchers involved in a yearslong, often frustrating search for a genetic mutation say they have discovered new information about the cellular roots of two diseases — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. Mayo Clinic released the findings Wednesday in connection with publication of their research report in the online edition of Neuron. “It’s a very important discovery because now we have a new pathway we can study to try and identify potential targets for treatments for these patients,” said senior investigator Rosa Rademakers, a neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus.

Florida Times-Union, David Bauerlein, 9/22/11

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