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2014-05-12 08:33:28

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and provided a business and clinical update. "During the first quarter of 2014, we continued to advance the NSI-566 cell therapy platform through human clinical trials. We have completed treatment of the fourth cohort in our ALS Phase II escalating dose trials, in collaboration with our sites at University of Michigan, Emory and...

2014-05-10 23:02:01

Fox Subacute Salutes the Strength of Those Diagnosed with ALS and Their Caregivers and Loved Ones; ALS Patient Care Burdens May Be Lessened with the Aid of a Subacute Facility Plymouth Meeeting, PA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 On Monday, May 19th, Fox Subacute, the leader in ventilator and trach collar dependent patient care is sponsoring the Phillies Phestival at Citizens Bank Park. Join Fox Subacute in support of ALS. The gates open at 4:30pm and it runs till 7-8pm. Approximately 7,000 people...

2014-05-08 12:29:19

Papa John's Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter Agrees to Serve as National Walk Ambassador WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Papa John's International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is helping The ALS Association raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and boost participation the Walk to Defeat ALS®, which brings hope to those living with ALS and is an opportunity for individuals with the disease and their families and friends to spend a day...

2014-05-02 12:27:25

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William A. Thoet, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The ALS Association, announced today that Barbara Newhouse has been named President and CEO of The Association after an extensive nationwide search. She will begin work on June 2, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83774 ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the...

2014-04-29 12:33:11

Patients respond to ALS diagnosis by forming for-profit investment fund targeting a marketable cure for their disease AMSTERDAM, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 19th 2014, the founders of the fund will organise an ALS investors day, where they will reveal the blueprint of a revolutionary approach to find a marketable cure. The ALS investment fund will operate within an ecosystem that includes all necessary ingredients to bring a cure to patients, from a financial but also...

2014-04-29 08:36:49

GULF SHORES, Ala., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If successful, Neuralgene's (http://www.neuralgene.com) PRCN-323 treatment could significantly change the prognosis for everyone with the rare genetic disorder known as adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. The biotech company has recently celebrated a series of early successes in the treatment of other neurological conditions like ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Founder and CEO Jason Williams, M.D., believes his team is on the path toward a cure...

Gulf War Illness Likely Caused By Toxins - RAC Findings
2014-04-29 05:09:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a Congressionally-mandated panel of scientific experts and veterans has found that Gulf War illness is most likely the result of exposure to toxins. The panel added research surrounding treatment of the condition has been advancing at an “encouraging” rate. Gulf War illness was established as a legitimate condition in 2008 by the same Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC) that presented...

2014-04-27 20:20:56

DUBLIN, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drugs Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.39 percent...

2014-04-25 16:22:41

Nationwide fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports' most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37. Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou...

Genetic Legacy Of A Rare Brain Disorder Traced Back To The Ottoman Empire
2014-04-25 05:17:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have detected a previously unknown neurodegenerative disorder stemming from a single mutation in one lone individual who lived approximately 16 generations ago during the days of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, according to two studies appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell.  [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Two international teams of researchers, each of which was performing DNA sequencing of thousands of Turkish children...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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