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Pruning Spurious Genetic Links Clarifies Heritability in Sporadic ALS

RESEARCH NEWS 2017-06-27 Research News Scientists believe genetic variation accounts for much of the risk of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SALS). However, estimates on just how much heritability the known ALS genes confer range from 11 to 28 percent. In the June 21 ...

Assistant Professor

JOB 2017-06-26 Employer University of California, Irvine Contact d.enriquez@uci.edu Description The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior and the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) at the University of California, Irvine, ...

Chih-Chung Lin


Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, United States

ALS/FTD Genes Reveal Pathways to Pathology

RESEARCH NEWS 2017-06-24 Research News Two new papers show how rare genetic mutations are helping scientists understand more about the processes that go wrong in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD) spectrum. A hallmark of these diverse conditions ...

Preventing Dementia: Getting Closer to Recommendations

RESEARCH NEWS 2017-06-23 Research News Of all the diseases that afflict people in old age, people fear Alzheimer’s most. How can they protect themselves? A report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) acknowledges some possible steps, but stops ...

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