|Mayo researchers getting funds for ALS, dementia research|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are getting about $6 million in new grants to study a genetic breakdown tied to both Lou Gehrig’s disease and a form of dementia, clinic officials said Thursday.
The work could lead to new testing and treatment approaches to the affliction based around a particular gene, called C9ORF72.
In 2011, Mayo researcher Rosa Rademakers found a mutation that is repeated hundreds or thousands of times in that gene.
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