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2014-08-20 16:24:45

FORT LEE, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareOne's corporate office in Fort Lee accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge after being nominated by Oradell Health Care Center. More than 25 employees participated in the challenge, including Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, EVP and General Counsel Alberto Lugo, Chief Financial Officer Matt Marcos, and Chief Strategy Officer Timothy Hodges. CEO Daniel E. Straus had the honor of pouring the buckets of ice water along with...

2014-08-19 16:29:26

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group joined the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 18 to raise funds for the non-profit ALS Association. BHG started with a $5,000 donation to the Upstate New York chapter of the ALSA and pledged an additional $10 to the national organization for every healthcare professional that takes the challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO "For...

2014-08-19 12:29:12

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Around the country, Canadians have embraced the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, raising an unprecedented awareness for the terminal disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and opening their wallets donating over $200,000 to the national non-profit organization ALS Canada and the ALS Provincial Societies. As more donations continue to come in across Canada, the organization has raised the fundraising goal to ask Canadians to make their Ice Bucket...

2014-08-18 08:29:36

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What is Lou Gehrig's Disease? It's a progressive neurodegenerative disease that interferes with the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The motor neurons connect the brain to the spinal cord and the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. When motor neurons break down and die, the brain is unable to initiate muscle control. Thus, a person with Lou Gehrig's Disease can suffer a number of symptoms, including: -- Muscle...

2014-08-16 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS Association has received $11.4 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 16). These donations have come from existing donors and 220,255 new donors to The Association. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO...

rna targeting of ALS
2014-08-15 09:21:54

Cell Press By targeting RNA molecules that tangle and clump in the nervous systems of patients with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), researchers have shown they can effectively limit those damaging elements in cells taken from patients. The results reported in the Cell Press journal Neuron on August 14th show that RNA is a viable drug target for the two overlapping and incurable...

2014-08-13 12:28:49

Donations Exceed Expectations with $5.7 Million since July 29 WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally "soaked" the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over her or his head and has challenged others do the same or to make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO Between July 29 and...

2014-08-11 12:28:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association announced today that it has awarded 21 new research grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to find treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grants were awarded to scientists from laboratories located in nine different states in the United States as well as from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO...

2014-08-08 08:25:57

GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported its financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014 and provided a business and clinical update. "We are pleased to report that 2014 has already seen the company achieve several major milestones. In late July, we completed the last of the surgeries in the NSI-566/ALS Phase II trial. Each of the patients in the final cohort have received a total of 16 million NSI-566 neural...

2014-08-05 08:34:03

Software connects Emotiv Insight Brainware to wearable display that allows wearers to command Philips Hue lighting, SmartTV and Lifeline products ANDOVER, Mass. and NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that they have developed proof of concept software connecting a wearable display to Emotiv Insight Brainware that could ultimately give more independence to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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