• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How suicidal power factories in brain cells trigger ALS


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is caused by the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons. But what triggers that decline of these critical cells?

Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered an unusual phenomenon in the brain that might explain the degeneration, opening up a potential new target for drug discovery.