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Resilience to ALS Due to Synaptic Safety Mechanism

UCSF researchers have identified a powerful self-corrective mechanism within synapses that is activated by neurodegeneration and acts to slow down disease progression in animal models of ALS.

spinal cord neurons in mice with ALS

Bolinas COVID-19 Testing Effort Detects No Active Infections

A community-led project to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing to residents, essential workers, and first responders in the town of Bolinas has determined that all of the 1,845 nasal and oral swab tests conducted in the community between April 20 and April 24 were negative for active infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

Gloved hands performing finger prick blood test