Resistant neurons point the way to protective factors in ALS

Posted by on May 16, 2016 12:36 pm
Categories: health

The growth factor IGF-2 can prevent the death of human nerve cells in the incurable disease ALS, according to a new study. The work demonstrates that degeneration-resistant oculomotor neurons can be used as a tool to identify factors able to prevent the degeneration of vulnerable neurons caused by this deadly disease.

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