Category: Biological

A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), both of which are caused by a mutation in the a gene called C9ORF72.

Source: Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS, frontotemporal dementia — ScienceDaily

Posted: May 23, 2015 in Biological