Scripps: Scientists Create Compound that Erases Disease-Causing RNA Defects

Scripps: Scientists Create Compound that Erases Disease-Causing RNA Defects

Scripps:  Scientists Create Compound that Erases Disease-Causing RNA Defects

In an important new study with implications for the treatment of dozens of incurable diseases, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time created a drug candidate that attacks and neutralizes the RNA structure that causes an incurable progressive, inherited disease involving a gradual loss of control over body movement.

The study, which was published recently in Nature Communications, showed the compound significantly improved several aspects of cells taken directly from patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 10 (SCA10), a form of spinocerebellar ataxia.

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