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Mayo Clinic Receives $6 Million for ALS, FTD Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the U.S. Department of Defense have awarded researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville approximately $6 million in two grants to further their studies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from either amyotrophic [...]

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Researchers develop strategy to combat genetic ALS, FTD

Potential biomarker discovered to monitor disease progression, therapy JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new therapeutic strategy to combat the most common genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorders amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s [...]

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Mayo Clinic Announces Collaboration on New Progranulin Blood Test for Dementia

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced that Mayo Medical Laboratories has signed an agreement with A&G Pharmaceutical, Inc. and will receive a non-exclusive license to certain patent rights and proprietary antibody reagents for the detection and measurement of progranulin in blood. This agreement will let Mayo Clinic offer the [...]

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Frontotemporal Dementia

Dementia is a problem of the elderly, right? Generally that's true. But there is one form of the disease that can strike people when they are very young, in their 20's or even their teens. It's called Frontotemporal Dementia, or FTD. And while rare, it devastates lives by rapidly turning [...]

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Quest for the Gene: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Rosa Rademakers tells us about a potential breakthrough regarding research into two deadly disease... ALS and FTD. To listen, click the link below. Quest For The Gene

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The Gene Quest for Two Deadly Diseases (pkg.)

Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS, is a condition that slowly robs you of your ability to move, eat or even breathe. A related condition called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, causes severe personality changes. Both diseases are fatal because they cause brain cells to die. Now a discovery at Mayo Clinic is [...]

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