September 26th, 2011

Mayo scores ALS research breakthrough

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Breakthrough discovery at Mayo Clinic Florida will lay the foundation for research that could lead to treatments for frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Rosa Rademakers, a neurogeneticist at theJacksonville campus, was the senior investigator on the study that has identified a DNA sequence that is repeated thousands of times in patients with ALS and FTD. In a healthy person, that sequence is repeated less than 25 times.

Jacksonville Business Journal, Ashley Kritzer, 9/26/11

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