FALS Under the Microscope

August 2, 2010

Although familial, or inherited, ALS (FALS) and the sporadic (uninherited) form of the disease demonstrate similar progression patterns after symptoms appear, the causes for sporadic ALS remain elusive, while a number of genetic mutations that cause FALS have been — and continue to be — uncovered.

Such progress in FALS research was the focus of an hourlong webinar broadcast March 25, 2010, by the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, Mass. In addition to advances in technology that are making it easier for scientists to probe the mechanisms that drive FALS, a growing body of knowledge is revealing targets at which researchers can aim therapeutics, reported ALS TDI CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Steve Perrin.

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