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Contact: Su-Chun Zhang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Zhang Motor Neurons

Caption: In this microscope photo of motor neurons created in the laboratory of Su-Chun Zhang at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, green marks the nucleus, and red marks the nerve fibers. Zhang and co-workers at the Waisman Center have identified a misregulation of protein in the nucleus as the likely first step in the pathology of ALS, a fatal neurological disorder that blocks nerve signals to the muscles, and later causes motor neurons to die.

Credit: Hong Chen and Su-Chun Zhang, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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