Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Protein Clumps That Turn Toxic in ALS Also Found in Healthy Muscle Undergoing Repair, Study Reports

While TDP-43 aggregates are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases, researchers have found that these protein clumps are also involved in the regeneration of  healthy skeletal muscle. This finding — that abnormal TDP-43 aggregates temporarily form to repair damaged muscle — may open new lines of research into…