Researchers Identify New Gene Connected To ALS « CBS Boston
March 22, 2018 - als
WORCESTER (CBS) — If you’ve ever wondered where all that income from a Ice Bucket Challenge went – here’s partial of a answer.
Thanks to appropriation from a ALS Association, a group of general researchers led by UMass Medical School Dr. John Landers just identified a new gene called KIF5A that’s connected to ALS. They also have some-more justification now that defects in a cell’s cytoskeleton are a common cause in a disease.
“Identifying common mechanisms heading to ALS is essential in building therapeutics for a disease,” Landers pronounced in a statement.
ALS is a vicious illness that robs patients of their flesh control and eventually leads to stoppage and death. There is no cure.
Researchers pronounced appropriation from a ALS Association was “instrumental” in this discovery.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, desirous by Beverly’s Pete Frates, has lifted some-more than $220 million for ALS investigate given 2014.