Motor-Neuron-Diseases-Information-Page

Motor-Neuron-Diseases-Information-Page

Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page

What research is being done?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and funds research on the motor neuron disorders.  Researchers are testing whether different drugs, agents, or interventions are safe and effective in slowing the progression of motor neuron diseasess.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is conducting clinical trials to study drugs to stimulate muscle growth in Kennedy’s disease and to suppress endogenous retroviruses in individuals with ALS. A large NIH-led collaborative study is investigating the genes and gene activity, proteins, and modifications of adult stem cell models from both healthy people and those with ALS,spinal muscular atrophy, and other neurodegenerative diseases to better understand the function of neurons and other support cells and identify candidate therapeutic compounds.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Neuromuscular Disorders

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What research is being done?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and funds research on the motor neuron disorders.  Researchers are testing whether different drugs, agents, or interventions are safe and effective in slowing the progression of motor neuron diseasess.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is conducting clinical trials to study drugs to stimulate muscle growth in Kennedy’s disease and to suppress endogenous retroviruses in individuals with ALS. A large NIH-led collaborative study is investigating the genes and gene activity, proteins, and modifications of adult stem cell models from both healthy people and those with ALS,spinal muscular atrophy, and other neurodegenerative diseases to better understand the function of neurons and other support cells and identify candidate therapeutic compounds.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Neuromuscular Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and funds research on the motor neuron disorders.  Researchers are testing whether different drugs, agents, or interventions are safe and effective in slowing the progression of motor neuron diseasess.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is conducting clinical trials to study drugs to stimulate muscle growth in Kennedy’s disease and to suppress endogenous retroviruses in individuals with ALS. A large NIH-led collaborative study is investigating the genes and gene activity, proteins, and modifications of adult stem cell models from both healthy people and those with ALS,spinal muscular atrophy, and other neurodegenerative diseases to better understand the function of neurons and other support cells and identify candidate therapeutic compounds.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Neuromuscular Disorders


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Monomelic amyotrophy (Benign Focal Amyotrophy) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) fact sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).