Plants could be key to beating genetic disease

Press/Media: Research


University of Edinburgh researchers have discovered that a plant pigment called quercetin, found in fruits, vegetables and grains, could help prevent the nerve damage linked with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Period4 Mar 2014

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  • survival-motor-neuron
  • mouse model
  • SMN protein
  • neuromuscular-junction
  • circuit function
  • defects
  • gene
  • cells
  • drosophila
  • pathology