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2013-06-21 12:24:20

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association is joining forces with the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations for ALS/MND Global Awareness Day. Outside the United States, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is more commonly known as motor neuron disease or MND. Regardless of geographic location, it is just as likely to strike anyone without consideration of his or her racial, ethnic or socioeconomic background. "Scientific research, coupled with...

2013-06-17 08:26:31

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) will hold its 11(th) annual Tri-State Trek charity cycling event on July 19-21, 2013. The Tri-State Trek is a three-day, 270 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT with the mission to end amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110204/DC42625LOGO) Beginning in Newton, MA, the Tri-State Trek passes through 46...

2013-06-13 16:32:44

Slowdowns in the transport and delivery of nutrients, proteins and signaling molecules within nerve cells may contribute to the development of the neurodegenerative disorder ALS, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The researchers showed how a genetic mutation often associated with inherited ALS caused delays in the transport of these important molecules along the long axons of neurons. Their findings were published in the online...

2013-06-10 08:31:20

Will Present Final ALS Phase I Results Including New Cervical Cohort Data ROCKVILLE, Md., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported that Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, will address the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation Annual Congress, in Montreal, Canada, on Thursday, June 13(th) at 8:30 a.m. ET as a grand plenary speaker (http://congress.cnsfederation.org/). Dr. Feldman will present final data from Neuralstem's Phase I trial testing NSI-566 spinal...

2013-06-03 16:27:25

CHICAGO, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the result of a major breakthrough by researchers at Northwestern University's School of Medicine, researchers studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, are now one step closer to unlocking the nature of ALS. The recent discovery, which for the first time identified a gene both in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord affected by ALS, offers a glimpse of hope to those who currently suffer from the deadly...

2013-06-03 08:29:44

Advancing Medical Research campaign to help fund new gene silencing therapy WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy has launched its annual in-store Advancing Medical Research fundraising campaign to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ALS...

2013-05-28 21:33:18

Transplantation of human stem cells in an experiment conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison improved survival and muscle function in rats used to model ALS, a nerve disease that destroys nerve control of muscles, causing death by respiratory failure. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is sometimes called "Lou Gehrig's disease." According to the ALS Association, the condition strikes about 5,600 Americans each year. Only about half of patients are alive three years after...

2013-05-23 12:27:29

America's brave men and women in uniform are more likely to die from ALS than any other segment of the U.S. population WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association joins the nation this Memorial Day to remember all of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. During May, ALS Awareness Month, The ALS Association is also paying tribute to veterans like retired Air Force Technical Sergeant David Masters of Omaha, Nebraska, who fought...

2013-05-20 08:28:37

Data Shows, Early Stem Cell Transplantation Could Slow Progression Or Even Improve Patient's Condition in Some Forms of ALS ROCKVILLE, Md., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported that Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, principal investigator, presented updated Phase I data from its spinal cord-derived human neural stem cell (NSI-566) trial in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) at the neuro diabetes special...

2013-05-14 23:24:13

Local events planned throughout May to highlight MDA's ALS Awareness Month campaign. Monroe, LA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 May is national ALS Awareness Month, and the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association will commemorate the 22nd campaign with local ALS Awareness Month activities and events. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig´s disease) attacks the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles, including those used for swallowing and breathing, causing...