Eric Olson

A chemical called microRNA 206 appears to help re-establish nerve-muscle connections after injury in ALS research mice.

posted on December 16, 2009 - 6:35pm
A molecule called microRNA 206, produced by muscle fibers after an injury to nerve cells, helps rebuild crucial nerve-muscle communications, say scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Harvard University. They say raising levels of microRNA 206 or amplifying its effects in some other way could become a new therapeutic avenue in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

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