Friday, 5 October 2007

BBC NEWS | Health | Find 'offers motor neurone hope'

This could be an exciting breakthrough, although there obviously needs to be a lot more work done on this.

BBC NEWS | Health | Find 'offers motor neurone hope': "Find 'offers motor neurone hope'
Scientists are hopeful that they have found a way to halt the progression of motor neurone disease (MND). A team at Bath University discovered a causal link between the gene involved in the formation of blood vessels and the development of some forms of MND. Mutant versions of the gene's product - angiogenin - are toxic to motor neurones, so blocking this process may stop the disease, they say."

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