02 February 2009

Lou Gehrig's Disease In Humans Genetically Linked To Dog Disease

Lou Gehrig's Disease In Humans Genetically Linked To Dog Disease http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090121174124.htm


Researchers have found that the genetic mutation responsible for degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs is the same mutation that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the human disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

As a result of the discovery, researchers can now use dogs with DM as animal models to help identify therapeutic interventions for curing the human disease, ALS.

2 comments:

Pasifik said...

interesting...!

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