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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...

2014-08-04 08:29:33

GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the final patient was treated in its Phase II trial using NSI-566 spinal cord-derived neural stem cells in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). The multicenter Phase II trial treated 15 ambulatory patients in five different dosing cohorts. The first 12 patients received injections in the cervical region of the spinal cord only, where the stem cells...

2014-06-29 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that increasing the clearance of misfolded protein from neurons improves their survival. The study was published today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons (nerve...

2014-06-18 12:36:30

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Orphan Drugs for CNS Diseases: R&D and Market 2014-2024http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/orphan_drugs_cns_diseases_rd_market_2014_2024.html Report DetailsUncommon nerve disorders - new study explains technological and commercial prospectsWhat's the future of medicines for rare central nervous system (CNS) disorders? Visiongain's new report gives you predictions...

2014-05-14 23:05:42

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “EpiCast Report Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. Develop business strategies by understanding the trends shaping and driving the global ALS & CLL market. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 EpiCast Report: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a rare, but...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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