Mayo Clinic Breakthrough With ALS Treatment In Mice

Medicine & Technology Researchers at the Jacksonville, Florida Mayo Clinic have gained a mouse model for testing potential amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatments. ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease is associated with various behavioral features and neuropathological symptoms as is frontotemporal dementia (FTD); both are caused by a mutation in the C9ORF72 gene. Both result in the death of neurons in the spinal cord and brain, which leads to inability to control muscles, paralysis, and death.
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#DressGate Continues-What Researchers Are Saying About the Social Media Phenom

We know, you thought the whole The Dress thing was over-and you were glad. But rather than being a simple Internet meme on the scale of dancing babies and funny cats, The Dress is helping neuroscientists understand the way that the human brain perceives and thinks. Three research papers discussion cognition and perception in light of The Dress have just been published in Current Biology.
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