Neurodegeneration: Mechanisms underlying motoneuron degeneration in ALS
ALS research in the NERD labs aims to:
1) Identify disease mechanisms underlying motor neurons death in ALS
Animal experiments are conducted to identify neuronal mechanisms contributing to the death of spinal motor neurons.
2) Develop novel, effective ALS treatments
Animal experiments are conducted to test the efficacy of new treatments in stopping or slowing down disease progression, as well as prolonging survival.
3) Identify novel biomarkers for early ALS diagnosis
Towards that goal, a new study will be launched in a few weeks. This study will recruit ALS patients (newly diagnosed and mid-stage patients only), as well as healthy control human subjects. ALS patients with sporadic and/or familial ALS are accepted.
More information will be posted here when this study is launched.