Latest Motor neuron disease Stories

2011-04-22 07:00:00

CarolAnn Garratt has Flown Twice Around the World to Raise Awareness of ALS CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is pleased to announce that CarolAnn Garratt will be making a stop-over in Boston as she starts her third flight around the world.

2011-04-19 14:59:50

In the first animal model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), developed by Dr. Udai Pandey, Assistant Professor of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Dr. Pandey's lab has found in fruit flies that blocking the abnormal movement of a protein made by a mutated gene called FUS also blocks the disease process.

2011-04-19 09:40:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From a group of Long Island teens, celebs with a penchant for philanthropy and just plain folk with heart, people from around the U.S.

2011-04-12 14:45:56

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the Phase I safety trial of Neuralstem's human spinal cord stem cells (HSSC's) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), and unpaid Neuralstem consultant, presented interim safety data on the first nine patients.

2011-04-11 00:00:39

Elected Hawaii Officials Pitch-In to Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease at a historic event on 4/11.

2011-04-11 00:00:37

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will be holding its inaugural round table discussion "Ask the Experts -- Building a Future on Hope Through Research, Advocacy and Patient Care" this Monday April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu.

2011-03-31 09:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is pleased to announce today that three of its ALS Ambassadors partook in the filming of MTV's "Diary of Facebook," which premiered last night on MTV.

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Billions Of Dollars Of Unused, Remnant Value On Prepaid Gift And Debit Cards Are Now Accessible To Non-Profit Organizations. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Donate My Card™, an emerging technology company with a unique online solution for delivering a new donation stream for consumers and charitable organizations, is pleased to announce that The ALS Association, leading the way in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has become a participating partner charity.

2011-03-22 07:00:00

ADDF, MDA, AFTD and ALS TDI Jointly Fund Characterization of TDP-43 Mouse CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has entered into collaboration with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Alzheimer's Drug Development Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) to fund the characterization of a new model of neurodegeneration called the TDP-43 mouse. (Logo:...

2011-03-01 12:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today that it has extended its research partnership with the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) through its flagship ALS fundraising initiative, Augie's Quest.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.