Oct 18, 2022

Gut Could Sound Early Warning Alarm for Motor Neuron Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Proteins associated with motor neuron disease, or ALS are present in the gut many years before disease pathologies can be found in the brain. A stool sample or gut biopsy could help identify the presence of MND-associated proteins years before symptoms appear.

Source: University of Aberdeen.

The same proteins thought to contribute to motor neuron disease can be found in the gut many years before any brain symptoms occur, a new study by the University of Aberdeen has found.

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