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ALS South Carolina News for 05-31-2018

FDA approves drug to treat ALS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Radicava to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “After learning about the use of edaravone to treat ALS in...

ALS South Carolina News for 05-30-2018

Copper to the Rescue in ALS Mice As reported in the January 27 Neurobiology of Disease online, the researchers treated the mice with CuATSM, a reddish copper chelator that can carry the metal into the brain and spinal cord. There, the theory goes, the chelator...

ALS South Carolina News for 05-29-2018

Treatment for fatigue in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease Fatigue is a commonly reported symptom in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease, with a large proportion of patients reporting ‘clinically significant’...

ALS South Carolina News for 05-28-2018

Blocking IL-1β to slow down progression of ALS? The number of specific therapies that block IL-1β signaling is growing, so how optimistic should we be for a therapy for ALS? One of the most potent mediators of inflammation is IL-1β. Because of its potency, expression...

ALS South Carolina News for 05-27-2018

ALS Does NOT Have to Be a Death Sentence! ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has received much attention due to the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral across YouTube. This all started when Corey Griffin, 27, and others wanted to raise money...