University of Adelaide Sheds Light on Neurodegenerative Pathway

University of Adelaide researchers have identified a likely molecular pathway that causes a group of untreatable neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The group of about 20 diseases, which show overlapping symptoms that typically include nerve cell death, share a similar genetic mutation mechanism ? but how this form of mutation causes these [...]

Dexpramipexole appears to slow symptom progression and reduce mortality in Phase 2 trial

Results of the first stage showed that receiving dexpramipexole appeared to slow the progression of symptoms measured both by the ALS Functional Rating Scale and by pulmonary capacity. The second stage had similar results, with slower disease progression and a reduced risk of death in participants receiving the higher dosage.