Johns Hopkins University Researchers Discover New Clues About How Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Develops  
4/1/2013 7:48:57 AM

Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a fundamental role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal degenerative disease. The discovery holds promise, they say, for identifying new targets for interrupting the disease's progress.