AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 1, 2018


Scientists Identify Novel Genes Linked to Motor Neuron Disease

This study reveals three new risk genes for ALS, and one of these – C21orf2 – increases an individual’s risk of developing the disease by 65 percent. These results could aid the development of personalized treatments for people with ALS by using gene therapy – an approach which involves replacing faulty genes or adding new ones. One in every 400 people will be diagnosed with ALS at some point in their lives, yet its causes are largely unknown and effective treatments are therefore lacking. To read more, click here.


Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

Surgical Approaches to Skull Base
April 26-28, 2018; St. Louis, MO

2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
April 28-May 2, 2018; New Orleans

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