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23rd August 2011, 23:05

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Cell recycling system 'damaged in nerve disease' Cells in the brain and spinal cord are affected

A breakdown of a recycling system in cells appears to be the underlying cause of a fatal nerve disease.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neuron disease, causes paralysis.

A US team, writing in Nature, found the flaw in the way nerve cells in the brain recycle protein building blocks, which means cells cannot repair themselves and become damaged.

Experts in the UK said that the findings were significant.


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