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May 14
2019
Research Bytes
A new report identifies a set of new regulators of cellular quality control that is critical for proteins related to ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
May 8
2019
Research Bytes
A new research study offers profound insight as to why this diminishing response to treatment occurs.
Apr 18
2019
Packard Center News, Research Bytes
Innovative new research from Packard investigators explores how RNA binding proteins might lead to ALS.
Apr 10
2019
Research Bytes
Packard researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute uncover a novel function of the C9orf72 mutation, delivering invaluable insight into the pathogenesis of ALS
Apr 1
2019
Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein
Research Bytes
Packard Center researchers describe a subset of cortical -astroglia with critical importance to neuron health
Read the article in Nature
Mar 22
2019
ALS Headlines
Scientists developed a method of “baiting” a protein that would otherwise ball up into toxic clumps and damage brain function.
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Jan 14
2019
ALS Headlines, Packard Center News
A new Packard study found that found that excitotoxic stress and hyperactivity in neurons increased the production of toxic peptides associated with the C9orf72 repeat expansion.
Nov 15
2018
ALS Headlines
A new study by Packard scientist Jiou Wang reveals how the ALS-linked protein ubiquilin 2 helps to regulate RNA and protein balance when the cell is stressed.
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Oct 31
2018
ALS Headlines
A new study by Packard scientist Jiou Wang reveals that C9orf72 helps to regulate how cells use fats for energy when starved of glucose.
Read the full article on Genes and Development
Oct 31
2018
ALS Headlines
The Answer ALS Foundation today announces two gifts totaling $7 million. Caterpillar Inc. has contributed $4 million, and the Stay Strong vs ALS Fund has contributed $3 million