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Any hope for finding a cure for als?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Always hope

Als is a genetically-determined disease.
With the advent of genetic testing and gene therapy, there is reason to believe arrest of the disease is possible. In the distant future mechanisms to repair damaged nerves may also be possible.

In brief: Always hope

Als is a genetically-determined disease.
With the advent of genetic testing and gene therapy, there is reason to believe arrest of the disease is possible. In the distant future mechanisms to repair damaged nerves may also be possible.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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In brief: Only a few clues

We do know that rarely in familial ALS, there is a genetic problem with copper/zinc superoxide dysmutase, but this does not occur in sporadic form which is 90% of all cases.
Until understanding improves, a cure remains elusive.

In brief: Only a few clues

We do know that rarely in familial ALS, there is a genetic problem with copper/zinc superoxide dysmutase, but this does not occur in sporadic form which is 90% of all cases.
Until understanding improves, a cure remains elusive.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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