ALS is a rare but devastating neurodegenerative disorder: the nerve cells that control the body’s muscles gradually atrophy, leading to general paralysis. There is no effective treatment, and it leads to death within a few years of diagnosis. ALS is increasingly being recognized as a systemic disease, affecting not only the central nervous system but also other physiological aspects. In this project, I and my team will investigate if patients with ALS have another interplay between metabolism, gut microbiome and adaptive immunity than individuals without ALS.
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Senior researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
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