Surprise in Lab Helps ID Drug to Fight ALS

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Surprise in Lab Helps ID Drug to Fight ALS

Postby rainer » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:13 pm

Not sure if this falls under gene therapy really, but seemed as good as place as any.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/24/AR2008012402485.html


"It is exciting not only from the standpoint of ALS, but also because of its implications for understanding basic cell biology. Rac1 is implicated in many cellular processes including cellular migration, proliferation and differentiation, and is an important component of inflammatory disease processes," team leader John Engelhardt, head of anatomy and cell biology at UI's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.
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