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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...

2013-07-09 23:27:38

Scientist from preclinical CRO, PharmOptima, presents new assay at the 2013 International SMA Research Group Meeting. Portage, MI (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 "Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease. The motor neurons affect the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, and swallowing. It is a relatively common "rare disorder": approximately 1 in 6000 babies born are affected, and about 1 in 40 people are...

2013-07-09 23:02:35

Notre Dame FCU partners with the University of Notre Dame's College of Science to support the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and sponsorship of the fourth annual Road to Discovery bike ride. Representatives from NDFCU will be active participants in the cross-country Road to Discovery bike ride helping bring awareness and promote fundraising to find treatment and a cure for the rare and deadly disease, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC). Notre Dame, IN (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Every...

2013-07-08 23:02:47

Notre Dame FCU partners with the University of Notre Dame's College of Science to support the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and sponsorship of the fourth annual Road to Discovery bike ride. Representatives from NDFCU will be active participants in the cross-country Road to Discovery bike ride helping bring awareness and promote fundraising to find treatment and a cure for the rare and deadly disease, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC). Notre Dame, IN (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Every...

2013-07-08 16:26:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's is that by the time symptoms appear, significant brain damage has already occurred--and currently there are no treatments that can reverse it. A team of SRI International researchers has demonstrated that measurements of electrical activity in the brains of mouse models of Huntington's disease could indicate the presence of disease before the...

2013-07-08 12:27:39

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Television host and actress Debbie Matenopoulos is scheduled to appear on the ABC morning show "The View" on Wednesday, July 10, to co-host and will raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the disease that took the life of her father Niko Matenopoulos in 2012. ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease...

2013-07-07 23:01:59

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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...

2013-06-25 12:28:38

Foundation works to create scientific framework for Accelerated Approval for rare disease treatments NOVATO, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases assembled a working group drawn from industry and patient organizations to develop a white paper to address the critical scientific issues that would govern a successful Guidance for Accelerated Approval in rare disease treatment development. The Food and Drug Administration Safety and...

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...