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ALS SC News News for 06-26-2021

ALS: New drug may slow progression of Lou Gehrig’s diseaseA first-ever clinical trial is testing multiple ALS treatments at once. After decades of clinical trials for treatments that ended in dashed dreams, Poon and other ALS patients are hopeful that...

ALS SC News News for 06-25-2021

Innovators of USC: Justin Ichida at the forefront of USC research on ALSThat’s why Ichida, an assistant professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, and his startup company AcuraStem participated in the ALS Association...

ALS SC News News for 06-24-2021

ALS Research Partnership Showing Promising ResultsNewswise – ALBANY, N.Y. – Research on a potential therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that’s taking place in a University at Albany chemistry lab is showing promising results. May is designated...

ALS SC News News for 06-23-2021

NIH awards $3.1 million grant for Washington University, St. Jude ALS researchScientists from Washington University in St. Louis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been awarded a five-year $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of...

ALS SC News News for 06-22-2021

July 27, 2016.It turns out those much-mocked Ice Bucket Challenge videos helped do a lot of good. Two summers ago, the challenge, designed to raise money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, took the internet by...

ALS SC News News for 06-21-2021

Muscular Dystrophy AssociationScientists suspect that a number of gene variants, in combination with other unknown factors, may increase susceptibility to sporadic ALS. Several large gene association studies have been done comparing the DNA of people with and without...

ALS SC News News for 06-20-2021

Boston Children’s HospitalABOUT THE RESEARCHER OVERVIEW. Dr. Heidelise Als is a researcher and clinician who has focused her life research on the behavioral organization of the newborn infant, especially the preterm and high risk infant. From neurobehavioral and...

ALS SC News News for 06-19-2021

Researchers Identify New Genetic Defect Linked to ALSNewswise – Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified how certain gene mutations cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The pathway...

ALS SC News News for 06-18-2021

Canadian ALS Research Network formation To address the primary problem of too few clinical trials available for Canadian ALS patients, a meeting of the leaders of all 15 Canadian academic ALS clinics was arranged in December 2007 at the International Motor Neuron...

ALS SC News News for 06-17-2021

Emory School of MedicineALS research in the time of COVID has been different – but we are continuing to work toward understanding the causes and drivers of ALS. We at the Emory ALS Center continue to be actively engaged in research projects that range from basic...