July 2016

Did the Ice Bucket Challenge Change the Face of Science?

It’s been a little over two years since the “Ice Bucket Challenge” (IBC) set social media ablaze, raising several million dollars to fund research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Over 1.2 million videos were ...

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Helps Find New ALS-Related Gene

Two summers ago, social media streams were filled with video after video of individuals dumping cold water over themselves in order to increase awareness and garner donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Now, new research is crediting part of ...

A Patient Centric Motor Neuron Disease Activities of Daily Living Scale

Conditions:   Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;   Progressive Muscular Atrophy;   Primary Lateral Sclerosis;   Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
Intervention:   Other: Web-based Survey
Sponsors:   University of South Florida;   National Institutes of Health (NIH);   University of Kansas;   University of Miami
Not yet recruiting - verified December 2016

SSRIs vs. TCAs for Depression in ALS Patients

Conditions:   Depression;   Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Interventions:   Drug: Tricyclic Antidepressants ("TCA");   Drug: Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors ("SSRI")
Sponsor:   St. Louis University
Recruiting - verified August 2016

'Ice Bucket Challenge' funds a boon to ALS research

(HealthDay News) -- The hugely popular "Ice Bucket Challenge" did more than convince millions of people to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research: It actually funded a study that has ...

How the ice bucket challenge led to an ALS research breakthrough

Not only has research funded by the stunt uncovered a gene variant ... will help scientists understand how the incurable disorder, known also as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, takes hold. Once the mechanisms are more clearly ...