Copper compound could help treat Lou Gehrig's disease

June 14, 2014 8:46 AM

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Copper compound could help treat Lou Gehrig's disease

Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers have determined that a copper compound known for decades may form the basis for a therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.

In a new study, scientists from Australia, the United States (Oregon), and the United Kingdom showed in laboratory animal tests that oral intake of this compound significantly extended the lifespan and improved the locomotor function of transgenic mice that are genetically engineered to develop this...

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