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New ALS drug extends survival, reverses some neuromuscular damage in animals

New ALS drug extends survival, reverses some neuromuscular damage in animals

About 20,000 people in the United States are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The invariably fatal disease...

Team Cuts Toxicity Associated With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating illness that gradually robs sufferers of muscle strength and eventually causes a...

On the Road to Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing

Reliable quantum computing would make it possible to solve certain types of extremely complex technological problems millions of times faster than today’s most powerful...

Melatonin delays ALS symptom onset and death in mice

Melatonin injections delayed symptom onset and reduced mortality in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease,...

Researchers discover new clues about how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis develops

Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a...

Disease progression halted in rat model of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is an incurable adult neurodegenerative disorder that progresses to paralysis and death. Genetic mutations are the cause of disease in 5% of patients with ALS. Of immense interest,...

Blue-green algae tested for treating ALS

Nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, appeared to provide neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Universit...

Gene that causes some cases of familial ALS discovered

Using a new gene sequencing method, a team of researchers led by scientists from Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health has discovered a gene that appears to cause some instances of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The f...

Reports claiming ALS caused by head trauma lacks scientific validation

A recent study (1) suggesting that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be attributed to "repetitive head trauma experienced in collision sports" lacks scientific epidemiological evidence to support this claim. In a review of the 12-patient study...

Mysterious cells may play role in ALS

By tracking the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered in mice that these cells undergo dramatic changes in ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A study reported N...

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