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    What and when ?

    I'm almost two years into my nightmare, and every day I check a half dozen or so ALS websites to see what's new. And every day there is something new. Most of the new stuff falls under the heading of basic research. I'm not expecting to read that a cure has been found. That's not realistic...
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    LTMV via NIV

    Long Term Mechanical Ventilation with Non-Invasive Ventilation I have been using this eye gaze for a few months. I have not been able to copy small pertinent sections form articles. Anybody that can, please do, and add anything that might clarify. If I am misunderstanding these papers, I am...
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    FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug perampanel is able to prevent the progression of ALS

    For sporadic ALS. Experimental results showed the drug was able to prevent the death of motor neurons and normalized the localization of TDP-43 with the cells. Moreover, long-term administration of the drug in mice also led to visible improvement of motor dysfunction in the treated mice, as...
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    Draft FDA Guidance Document

    Just a reminder that public comments on this document are due by the 30th. And a side note: for those of you hunting prognostic markers/measures, a number are mentioned in recommending possible outcome measures for clinical trials. Not all of them are based on equally good data, but they may...
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    VM BioPharma's VM202 granted fast track

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Fast Track designation to VM BioPharma’s lead investigational drug candidate, VM202, a potential gene therapy for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Link here...
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    Masitinib phase 3 !

    PARIS, April 4, 2016 -- AB Science Announces Positive Interim Results from Phase 3 Trial of Masitinib in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) Company to Host Webcast on Masitinib in ALS in the Coming Days AB Science SA (NYSE Euronext - FR0010557264 - AB), a...
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    Endogenous retorvirus and HIV drugs

    I have heard of a trial that is going to test a combination of drugs currently used to treat HIV on patients with ALS. These drugs are supposed to reduce retroviral activity. I think the drugs are going to be tested on people that do show such activity on a test. I was interested in the trial...
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    PoNS: Heard of it!

    Portable neurological stimulator, PoNS. Non-invasive! Developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marketing will be done by Helius Medical Technologies. FDA approval should be in 2016. Researcher told me over the phone that he knows it will help all neurological disorders just have to...
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    Treeway

    Interesting. This outfit has 3 ALS treatments in the pipeline. Treeway Pipeline - Treeway One, TW001, is a mod of the recent drug approved in Japan, edaravone. They state it should hit the market in 2017. Treeway’s pipeline is anchored on the role of immunology and inflammation in the disease...
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    Stem cell of america

    Hello All: Today is my first day on the forum. My beautiful 61 year old sister was diagnosed with ALS on 7/1/15. We are still in shock as I'm sure all of you were when newly diagnosed. My family is desperately trying to find something to slow down the progression; my sister, Diane, has bulbar...
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