đź’ˇ Dr Strong, and a team of researchers at the University of Western in London, Ontario, have revealed new data that describes a possible future treatment avenue for people living with ALS.

A newly-discovered protein has been shown to slow disease symptoms and extend lifespan in fruit flies and mice models that have the protein responsible for ALS.

This discovery is a first step towards a potential treatment for ALS, as well as other neurological conditions such as fronto-temporal dementia. However, many more tests need to be carried out in the laboratory before clinical trials are available to people living with ALS. But this news is a great source of hope for our community.

© Dr. Michael Strong in the laboratory on Western campus. Megan Morris / Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Global News

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