Joan Coates

Dogs also can develop ALS, a fact that holds promise for human ALS research

posted on February 20, 2009 - 10:23am
Researchers at several institutions in the United States and Sweden have found that a mutation in the gene for superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), known to cause ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 1 percent to 3 percent of human cases, also can cause an ALS-like disease in dogs. These dogs are the first spontaneously occurring animal model of ALS discovered, the researchers say in their paper,...

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