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Gene Discovery Points to New Pathways and Treatment Strategy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Study Funded by CVS/pharmacy and ALS Therapy Alliance Reveals  
8/27/2012 9:53:41 AM

NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the battle to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists from Belgium have made a rare and exciting discovery: a new gene that influences survival time of ALS. The findings, reported in today’s issue of Nature Medicine, were funded in part by CVS/pharmacy and the ALS Therapy Alliance, a Boston-based nonprofit. The findings also confirm another recent study that identified the same pathway to finding a treatment for ALS.
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