ALS Mice Lifespan Increases with the Oral Intake of a Copper Compound

June 13, 2014 7:41 PM

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ALS Mice Lifespan Increases with the Oral Intake of a Copper Compound

No therapy of Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has shown to improve the lifespan in the patients. According to the new research, a copper compound has improved the life span in mice with ALS.

Scientists from United States (Oregon), Australia, and the United Kingdom have contributed in the study and found that oral intake of copper (ATSM) improved the locomotor function in mice and improved their lifespan. Transgenic mice with ALS were found to produce good response when this copper compo...

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