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Motor neurons derived from an ALS patient (Image courtesy of the Ichida Lab); featured image for USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida receives $300,000 Muscular Dystrophy Association grant

USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida receives $300,000 Muscular Dystrophy Association grant

Ten percent of all patients with two neurodegenerative diseases — frontotemperal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — possess a mutation in the same gene. …