Silencing Fatal Neurological Disorders (image) NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Share Print E-Mail Caption In studies of mice, scientists discovered a drug, designed to silence a gene called ataxin 2, may be effective at treating ALS and SCA2. Credit Courtesy of the NIH/NINDS. Usage Restrictions For educational purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.