Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: progress and prospects for treatment.

Abstract

Fifteen years ago, a role for excitotoxic damage in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was postulated. This stimulated the development of riluzole, the only available treatment for the disease. Since then, the identification of abnormal forms of superoxide dismutase as the genetic basis of certain familial forms of ALS has provided a huge… (More)

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