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Australian Research Finds Mutant Protein Behind Motor Neuron Disease

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Researchers in Australia found that an abnormal protein is responsible for motor neuron disease, offering chances for a new way to treat the illness. The mutant protein stimulates a poison that destroys motor neurons, the scientists said. A poison has been connected to the disease in the past, but the new research found the protein was inside the body itself and not from elsewhere in the environment. The work was published in the journal Science. (Click here for more



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