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A fluorescent image shows cells of the neurovascular unit in the mouse spinal cord, which consists of motor neurons (green) and blood vessels containing pericytes (red) and endothelial cells (blue). (Courtesy of Ethan Winkler and Berislav Zlokovic/USC)
Photo: A fluorescent image shows cells of the neurovascular unit in the mouse spinal cord, which consists of motor neurons (green) and blood vessels containing pericytes (red) and endothelial cells (blue). (Courtesy of Ethan Winkler and Berislav Zlokovic/USC)

Keck School’s experimental drug for ALS shows promise

Keck School neuroscientists have unlocked a piece of the puzzle in the fight against the debilitating neurological disorder that robs people of their motor skills.