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December 2020 Edition

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The Packard Center has awarded a $50,000 research grant to Michael Coleman, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) for a project entitled: Programmed axon death: a preventable axon degeneration mechanism in some ALS patients.
The Packard Center welcomed Yongjie Yang, PhD from Tufts University to our November Investigator meeting.
NEXT: Read take home message from Marc Freeman's presentation at the November meeting
Packard scientists Christopher Donnelly and Udai Pandey are using a strategy called optogenetics to study how TDP-43 causes disease
In a new study, Packard investigator Mervyn Monteiro showed that increasing the expression of the UBQLN1 gene in a UBQLN2 mouse model of ALS/FTD helped to alleviate some of the behavioral and molecular signs of disease.