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Israeli researchers develop new treatment for ALS patients

JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:07 am

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) announced the development of a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The lethal neurodegenerative disorder causes deterioration in the brain and spinal cord’s motor nerve cells, leading to atrophy, paralysis and eventually death caused by a complete breakdown of the respiratory muscles.

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