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Are there any recent advances in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
It is still unknown what causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Research is trying to understand how and why motor neurons die in ALS. Scientists are looking at the genes that are known to cause ALS and force mutations in animals to help with this understanding. New treatment using stem cells are also being tested.
Another recent discovery involves two proteins that seem to work together. TDP-43 and FUS/TLS have similar structure and function and seem to work together to make sure motor neurons can survive long-term. The ALS Association also provides updates about ongoing research for ALS.