Motor Neurons’ Role in ALS

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this short film from Project ALS (a research-based non-profit organization founded by Jenifer Estes), the role motor neurons play in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is discussed.

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The computer-generated graphics explains what happens when motor neurons die in patients who have ALS, leading to muscle paralysis.

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