January 24, 2000 — Researchers studying mice that develop a neurodegenerative disorder similar to spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) have pinpointed abnormalities in gene expression that occur long before signs of the disease appear. The researchers believe that their discovery could lay the groundwork for tracing the cascade of malfunctions that ultimately leads to the degeneration of specific groups of neurons in patients with SCA1.
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