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How using your legs keeps your brain healthy
New research shows how restricting movement in legs impairs brain health over time. A certain kind of leg exercise, by contrast, keeps neurons healthy. (Medical News Today)

ALS: Immune cells may slow disease progression
For the first time in humans, researchers administered immune T cells to patients with ALS. This slowed down the progression of the disease. (Medical News Today)

ALS: Most physically active have '26 percent higher risk'
A large study conducted in three countries provides good evidence of a link between a history of vigorous physical activity and the risk of developing ALS. (Medical News Today)

ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Medical News Today)

What causes your lip to twitch?
A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Diesel exhaust may raise risk of neurological disease
A new study has revealed that men with occupations involving exposure to diesel exhaust could be at greater risk of developing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (Medical News Today)

Benign fasciculation syndrome: What causes muscle fasciculations?
Benign fasciculation syndrome is persistent muscle twitching, tingling, or numbness in one or more muscles. Learn more about the causes and treatment. (Medical News Today)

How do muscles work?
Find out how muscles move, how they repair themselves after injury, and why scientists say that antioxidants after exercise might not be good after all. (Medical News Today)

Could this hormone rejuvenate memory?
A new study suggests that osteocalcin, which is a hormone derived from bone cells, can help to reverse the effects of age-related memory decline. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover fundamental pathology behind ALS
A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a... (Medical News Today)

Scientists prevent neurodegeneration-associated protein clumping in lab study
Scientists report in a new study that by imitating a natural process of cells, they prevented the formation of protein clumps associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal... (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial shows some promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug
The results of an international clinical trial, led in part by a UC Davis School of Medicine expert, have shown that a drug therapy for a severe type of muscular dystrophy holds promise for a... (Medical News Today)

New discovery in MND and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments
New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments. (Medical News Today)

New gene therapy treatment routes for motor neurone disease uncovered in new study
Scientists investigating the genetic causes and altered functioning of nerve cells in motor neurone disease (MND) have discovered a new mechanism that could lead to fresh treatment approaches for one... (Medical News Today)

What percentage of ALS is genetic?
Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Study shows drug lowers levels of biomarker linked to ALS
A new study finds that a decades-old drug used to treat malaria lowers levels of a biomarker linked to the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Medical News Today)

One gene closer to regenerative therapy for muscular disorders
A detour on the road to regenerative medicine for people with muscular disorders is figuring out how to coax muscle stem cells to fuse together and form functioning skeletal muscle tissues. (Medical News Today)

Motor neuron disease discovery offers new insights into potential treatment targets
Scientists have discovered how certain forms of motor neuron disease begin and progress at cellular and molecular levels, revealing potential new ways to slow down or even stop this process. (Medical News Today)

MS vs. ALS: Differences, causes, and treatment
Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) both affect the central nervous system, but in different ways. They are both degenerative conditions that cause progressive weakening of the body. However, the symptoms and treatment can be different. Find out more about these two conditions. (Medical News Today)

Weekly steroids strengthen and repair muscles
Weekly doses of glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help speed recovery in muscle injuries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves drug to treat ALS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Radicava (edaravone) to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. (Medical News Today)

Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders
In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis... (Medical News Today)

A new marker for the most common form of ALS
A molecule found in blood and cerebrospinal fluid could serve as an indicator for the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), offering a much needed tool to measure disease... (Medical News Today)

Occupational exposure to magnetic fields increases risk of ALS
A new study finds that high exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields through work significantly increases the risk of dying from ALS. (Medical News Today)

'Groundbreaking' technology enables quadriplegic man to move his limbs
Using neuroprosthetic technology, scientists have enabled a man who had been quadriplegic for 8 years to move his limbs and perform daily tasks. (Medical News Today)

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