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2013-08-28 21:43:32

Study strengthens link between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and problems in protein production machinery of cells and identifies possible treatment strategy Researchers have tied mutations in a gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative disorders to the toxic buildup of certain proteins and related molecules in cells, including neurons. The research, published recently in the scientific journal Cell, offers a new approach for developing...

2013-08-28 12:25:52

Study strengthens link between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and problems in protein production machinery of cells and identifies possible treatment strategy MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have tied mutations in a gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative disorders to the toxic buildup of certain proteins and related molecules in cells, including neurons. The research, published recently in the...

2013-08-28 08:25:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 The ALS Association today announced that NEMCO-JRR will be donating space on their #70 Nationwide Series Car and their #87 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to Drive for Lou Gehrig's Disease at Atlanta Motor Speedway Labor Day weekend. The No. 87 Toyota driven by Joe Nemechek in the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 and the No. 70 car driven by Tony Raines in the Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race will show support for ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...

2013-08-26 08:28:34

Unique Free Event Provides Look at the Complicated Process of Drug Development CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that its ninth annual Leadership Summit will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. Hosted by the world's first non-profit biotech, this public event explores the latest trends in drug discovery, partnering and financing drug...

2013-08-13 12:26:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The ALS Association announced its award of $4.3 million in new research grants supporting 35 new projects. These awards are part of its Translational Research Advancing Therapy (TREAT ALS(TM)) program, through which The Association funds a diverse portfolio of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research to find treatments and a cure for ALS. ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive...

2013-08-09 08:25:40

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and provided a business and clinical update. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO) "The focus of the second quarter was preparation for the start of several trials, both in the U.S. and internationally, in the second half of the year. We expect to begin our NSI-566 ALS Phase II trial in August or...

2013-07-31 08:28:09

Walk to Defeat ALS® Team TOTO Established WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned artists, TOTO, has joined with The ALS Association to bolster public awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) during the band's 2013 North American tour. In addition, the band members have initiated "Team TOTO," a nationwide effort to support the Walk to Defeat ALS, The Association's largest national signature event. Members of the band have become...

2013-07-24 16:23:57

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced today that patient screening will commence in connection with Questcor's Phase 2 Study to explore the safety and tolerability of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS -- often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease -- is a progressive, degenerative disease affecting motor neurons. ALS is a serious debilitating...

2013-07-11 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Permobil, the world's leading manufacturer of power wheelchairs, has joined forces with The ALS Association as a Premiere-Level Partner to offer support and enhance the quality of life for individuals impacted by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the...

2013-06-25 23:16:01

Researchers have shown that an ALS-related protein is involved in clearing RNA-containing material that builds up in cells, including neurons. The finding suggests that loss of that clearance ability may contribute to the disease. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 In work funded by The ALS Association through its support of Regina-Maria Kolaitis, Ph.D., a Milton Safenowitz Post-Doctoral Fellow, researchers have shown that an ALS-related protein is involved in clearing RNA-containing...