This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the name of one of the journals that published studies on the role of TDP-43 mutations in ALS.
 
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania this week announced that they have developed a yeast model that can screen for drugs that treat neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 
 

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