Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Gene That Is Common Cause of ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia

Posted: October 1, 2011 at 3:40 am



North American investigators led by Dr. Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D. and other neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida have found a genetic abnormality they say is the most common cause of two different but related forms of neurodegenerative disease — frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Gene That Is Common Cause of ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia

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