Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease

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Motor Neuron Center

Columbia’s Motor Neuron Center will transform our understanding of human health. For the first time, brilliant scientific minds are working together in a common approach to currently incurable motor neuron diseases: spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in children and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig’s disease) in adults. New discoveries in the field of motor neuron biology will fuel the search for effective therapy for patients.


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Your support of Columbia’s Motor Neuron Center will benefit patients and their families through earlier diagnosis, improved patient care, and the discovery of novel treatments.

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