Baylor & Texas Children’s Hosp. Discovery Improve Understanding of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

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Allison Mickey of Baylor College of Medicine reports that a new collaborative research effort between Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute of Texas Children’s Hospital has advanced researchers’ understanding of how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, develops. The Texas researchers’ results were published recently in Nature Cell Biology. Follow the link to read more about this important advancement concerning the discovery of mutated ubiquilin proteins that cause ALS to fail to regulate the function of lysosomes, a key “waste disposal and recycling center” of the cells according to the Baylor College press release.

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