AI supports breakthrough ALS research

18 June 2024

Slide of illuminated spinal cord neurons.

New research from the University of St Andrews and the University of Copenhagen has harnessed the power of AI to generate new insight into the progression of ALS.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a fatal disorder in which motor neurons – the cells which control movement – progressively die. There is no cure for the disease, and life expectancy after diagnosis is generally between 2 and 5 years.

The new study, published in Science Advances, responds to the urgent need for new knowledge about ALS in the search for effective treatment and a cure.

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