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Posts Tagged ‘C9orf72’

Motor Neuron Diseases: The Challenge of Early Diagnosis

Motor neuron diseases encompass a wide spectrum of neurological disorders, but common to all is a period of diagnostic uncertainty early in the disease, based on clinical grounds alone. That uncertainty can have important consequences for patients, including psychological stress, expenses incurred from multiple clinical Read more

  • September 30, 2015
  • 11:23am EDT

C9ORF72 Heralds Deeper Understanding of ALS and Its Inheritance

The past two years have seen a revolution in discovery of genes for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Half a dozen new genes have been reported in this time, and several of them are likely to lead to major breakthroughs Read more

  • March 01, 2012
  • 02:28pm EDT