Israeli Scientists Say Step Taken Toward Finding Treatment for ALS

The Fellowship  |  June 6, 2018

Israeli Scientists Say Step Taken Toward Finding Treatment for ALS

Tel Aviv University researchers who are studying Lou Gehrig’s disease say they’ve “moved the field forward,” reports Shoshanna Solomon at the Times of Israel.

“While we are not claiming we have found the cure for ALS, we have certainly moved the field forward,” Dr Eran Perlson of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, who led the study, said in a statement.

The study highlights, for the first time, the importance of toxic muscle-secreting molecules in the pathology of ALS, the researchers said.

The research, conducted by TAU doctoral students Roy Maimon and Ariel Ionescu in collaboration with Dr. Oded Behar of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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