November 4, 2011

Exercise provides clue to deadly ataxia


When Dr. John Fryer and Dr. Huda Zoghbi prescribed mild exercise for mice with a neurodegenerative disorder called spinocerebellar ataxia 1 (SCA1), they did not know what to expect…“That exercise extended the mice’s survival surprised me,” said Fryer, now an assistant professor of molecular neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. The finding sparked Fryer’s interest and he then began to explore what happened within the neurons.

LaNCE,, 11/4/11

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