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Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - EurekAlert (press release)



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Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 
EurekAlert (press release)
Montréal, November 16, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Montréal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary have discovered a medication that could make it possible to treat ...
5 Misconceptions About ALS You Might Find Interesting ALS News Today

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast - 2025 - PR Newswire (press release)



Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast - 2025 
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LONDON, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DelveInsight's "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast - Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast ? 2025" report provides an overview of the disease and in ...

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Neuropsychiatric Conditions Common in Relatives of Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Neurology Advisor



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Neuropsychiatric Conditions Common in Relatives of Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 
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Family members of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have greater rates of neuropsychiatric conditions, such as autism, alcoholism, and depression compared with controls, according to a population-based study published in JAMA Neurology.
10 Tips for Patients Recently Diagnosed With ALS ALS News Today

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Rare Genetic Variants Find Common Ground in ALS; Steer Treatment Response - Alzforum



Rare Genetic Variants Find Common Ground in ALS; Steer Treatment Response 
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Even in some ostensibly sporadic cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, rare genetic variants are predicted to a have a hand in the disease. A November 9 study in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience went digging for new rare variants within RNA ...

 


Orphazyme A/S: No termination or withdrawal of Orphazyme's IPO - GlobeNewswire (press release)



Orphazyme A/S: No termination or withdrawal of Orphazyme's IPO 
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The lead candidate arimoclomol is in development as a potential treatment for four orphan diseases; two neuromuscular diseases, sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis ("sIBM") and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ("ALS"), and two lysosomal storage diseases, ...

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Shorter ALS Survival Found for US World War II Vets or Those Who Handled Burning Agents - ALS News Today



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Shorter ALS Survival Found for US World War II Vets or Those Who Handled Burning Agents 
ALS News Today
Patients were followed from enrollment in the Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (GENEVA) study from 2005?2010 until death or July 25, 2013, whichever came first. Median follow-up was 28 months.

 


Phase 2 COMMEND Trial Enrolls ALS Participants After Flex Reports Positive Topline Results - ALS News Today



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Phase 2 COMMEND Trial Enrolls ALS Participants After Flex Reports Positive Topline Results 
ALS News Today
Boston-based Flex Pharma has announced positive topline results from its exploratory Phase 2 trial testing investigational therapy FLX-787 in Australian amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with frequent muscle cramps. The data showed that FLX ...

 


End-of-life Care Important in Neurodegenerative Diseases But Can Be Lacking, Study Finds - ALS News Today



End-of-life Care Important in Neurodegenerative Diseases But Can Be Lacking, Study Finds 
ALS News Today
Research has shown that palliative care can be of benefit to people to chronic diseases. But such care is generally reserved for cancer patients, and less often recommended for those with neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

 


Video: How to reverse protein clumping, a hallmark of ALS - Medical Xpress



Video: How to reverse protein clumping, a hallmark of ALS 
Medical Xpress
Todd Cohen, PhD, and his neurology lab have been working on understanding and reversing the protein clumping that scientists believe is a major factor in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM).

 


New York Students Win Regional Siemens Competition at Carnegie Mellon University - Business Wire (press release)



New York Students Win Regional Siemens Competition at Carnegie Mellon University 
Business Wire (press release)
This finding has implications in understanding the genetic basis of many diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington's disease. While many proteins are known to be ...

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