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December 2019 Edition

Two Packard Center researchers have identified a protein called RPS25 that helps to regulate the abnormal cellular processes caused by the C9ORF72 mutations.
Read the full article in Nature Neuroscience.
Research approach emphasizes open collaboration, data mining technology and AI
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A team of Packard researchers have identified a protein that may help reduce the production of some of the toxic by-products of the C9ORF72 repeat expansion.
Read the original article in Neuron.
Packard Investigator Udai Pandey of the University of Pittsburgh led an international team that found a protein called muscleblind modifies the toxicity of ALS-linked mutations in a second protein called FUS (Fused in Sarcoma).
On Saturday, May 2, 2020, the Packard Center will host the 14th annual Fiesta 5k for ALS Research!
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