ALS/MND ResearchStudy Links Neurodegeneration in Head Trauma and ALS
August 20, 2010 - Research - [2033 views]
Nearly four years since researchers identified the mystery component of toxic protein aggregates in ALS and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)-affected motor neurons as TAR DNA-binding protein (TDP-43), a new study has suggested the protein is a player in head injury too.The Spinal Cord Can Repair Itself
February 14, 2007 - Research - [2949 views]
The Johns Hopkins University researchers have transplanted into damaged spinal cords human nerve stem cells that they say have survived, grown and in some cases connected with the rats own spinal cord cells.ALS Canada Wins Mercury Award
February 08, 2007 - Research - [2447 views]
The ALS Society of Canada has won a Silver Mercury Award for their publication titled "Research News" in the 20th Annual International MERCURY 2006/07 Awards competition.Fast-multiplying lawsuits may halt science research
January 03, 2007 - Research - [2542 views]
A team of scientists and lawyers warn in the journal Neurology that class-action lawsuits may significantly slow or halt science's ability to establish links between neurological illness and environmental factors produced by industry,TGen finds new clue to ALS
December 01, 2006 - Research - [2966 views]
TGen scientists working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association identified more than fifty genetic abnormalities in people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.Growth factor stimulates rapid extension of key motor neurons in brain
November 03, 2006 - Research - [3077 views]
A growth factor known to be important for the survival of many types of cells stimulates rapid extension of corticospinal motor neurons – critical brain cells that connect the cerebral cortex with the spinal cord and that die in motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).Parkinson's gene therapy may lead to similar ALS treatments
October 10, 2006 - Research - [2718 views]
A new gene therapy tested at Rush University Medical Center reduced Parkinson's disease symptoms by a remarkable 40 percent, researchers announced October 10th, 2006.Proteins linked - discovery brings new hope to ALS research
October 09, 2006 - Research - [2711 views]
An article published in the September 29th journal titled Science confirms a long suspected link between Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
September 26, 2006 - Research - [2253 views]
The Institute at Oregon State University has discovered a new technique allowing researchers to watch, study and accurately measure key oxidants in animal cells. This is an important breakthrough that will dramatically speed research for Lou Gehrig's Disease.ALS breakthrough could be seen with new Isis drug trial
July 28, 2006 - Research - [3467 views]
Isis drug researchers have designed and tested a new molecular theraphy in animals that they hope will soon be a major breakthrough for ALS patients.Stemcell therapy restores movement in paralyzed mice
June 20, 2006 - Research - [1987 views]
Experts are describing this latest research discovery as a momentous advance. Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to form new, functional nerve cell connections in formerly paralyzed mice. The outcome was that the paralyzed mice regained restored limb movement.Hopkins scientists use embryonic stem cells to regenerate new, completed, fully-working motor neuron circuits
June 20, 2006 - Research - [2017 views]
In a dramatic display of stem cells' potential for healing, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists reports that they've engineered new, completed, fully-working motor neuron circuits -- neurons stretching from spinal cord to target muscles -- in paralyzed adult animals.Japanese researchers succeed in converting ES cells into neural tissue
June 05, 2006 - Research - [2012 views]
Researchers at Japan's governmental research body Riken have succeeded in selectively converting ES cells into neural tissue by using human amniotic membrane.
May 30, 2006 - Research - [2200 views]
The Columbia-based lab will seek to develop human cell based ALS assays and use stemcell derived motor neurons to screen drug candidates for ALS and spinal muscular atrophy in the hopes of find treatments for those suffering from motoron neuron diseases such as ALS.$15 Million Dollar Grant for ALS Research
May 30, 2006 - Research - [2008 views]
Claire Tow and family have donated $15 million to match a grant to Columbia University Medical School to study motor neurons and motor neuron disease - the reseearch is intended to solve the mystery of ALS.International Gene Search for Typical ALS
May 17, 2006 - Research - [1874 views]
Our friends at the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins will undertake a gene search for sporadic ALS. Sporadic, or Typical ALS, accounts for approximately 90% of individuals living with ALS, whereas familial ALS, the form of ALS most researched, affects 10% of people with ALS.Polyunsaturated Fat and Vitamin E May Help Reduce Risk of Developing ALS
April 28, 2006 - Research - [3000 views]
A diet high in polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E may reduce the risk of developing amyotrohpic lateral sclerosis by fifty percent. Polyunsaturated fats including Omega 3, found in some vegetable oils, and omega 6, found in fish and leafy green vegetables.
April 18, 2006 - Research - [10687 views]
A recent study using a mouse model by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine has shown that a high-caloric ketogenic diet may slow and/or prevent the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study appeared in the April 3rd, 2006 issue of BMC Neuroscience.New Drug with Potential to Treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
March 15, 2006 - Research - [2329 views]
Based on findings in rats, researchers believe an antisense drug has potential to be an effective treatment for some familial types of ALS.
March 13, 2006 - Research - [2216 views]
Cognitive impairment (memory loss) appears to be common in ALS patients reports a study of 40 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
March 11, 2006 - Research - [3008 views]
Exactly how ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease - damages motor neurons is one of medical science's lingering mysteries. At least six mishaps within cells appear to contribute to the death of the nerves that enable muscle movement, but nothing stands out as the key problem.Common Anticonvulsant Research - May Benefit ALS Patients
March 11, 2006 - Research - [1947 views]
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug helps slow the progression of dementia. This research may have positive results for people affect by ALS.Slow the progression of ALS
March 10, 2006 - Research - [3215 views]
There might be hope for people affected with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) because of two well studied drugs, thalidomide and its derivative lenalidomide.Diagnosis test possible - biomarkers found for ALS
February 25, 2006 - Research - [2223 views]
There is no cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, and until now, there has been no diagnosis for it either.