Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

Cell Stress Unleashes Downward Spiral of Toxic Protein Production in ALS

Cell stress, such as a viral infection, may trigger the production of faulty proteins from the C9orf72 gene, a leading contributor of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), say researchers at the University of Michigan. Their study, “RAN translation at C9orf72-associated repeat expansions is selectively enhanced…