Canadian Research Updates

CURRENT RESEARCH NEWS

Often we think of disease treatments as drugs that are swallowed or injected to make us better, but what if there was a therapy where we simply boost our own bodies to help internally defend us against illness?
A lot has been discovered in recent years linking ALS to abnormalities in regulation of RNA (geneticinformation that can move around inside cells).
In late 2011, two international consortia identified that mutations in a gene called C9ORF72 causes a higher percentage of familial and sporadic ALS than any other previously discovered.