Testing A New Treatment For Motor Neuron Disease
Grant number: 1005651 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013
ALS is a form of motor neuron disease that quickly renders people paralysed by killing off the nerves needed for muscle control. It affects people when they are 40-60 years old, and very few survive more than 5 years after diagnosis. Our team is testing a new therapeutic compound that we have already shown to delay paralysis in mice with ALS. The work we are currently undertaking will provide all the necessary information required before we are able to test our compound in people with ALS.
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