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Gut could sound early warning alarm for motor neuron disease — University of Aberdeen

Tuesday, 8 November, 2022

Gut could sound early warning alarm for motor neuron disease — University of Aberdeen

The same proteins thought to contribute to motor neuron disease can be found in the gut many years before any brain symptoms occur, a new study by the University of Aberdeen has found.

The study, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and published in The Journal of Pathology: Clinical Research, found evidence of the disease in one patient 14 years before they went on to develop the condition.

The researchers suggest it could be possible to detect motor neuron disease (MND) and take action long before the brain is affected by taking a small gut biopsy or stool sample.

Read more at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/16457/

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