When the ALS Therapy Development Institute invited me to speak at their annual White Coat Affair gala last October, I took advantage of the opportunity to tour the Institute’s lab where they are performing fast-track ALS research. While there, our tour passed by the freezer where AT-1501, a potential effective treatment for both ALS and Alzheimer’s, is stored.
Former All-American Graham Harden, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2016, has been sharing his lacrosse skills by coaching both boys and girls lacrosse at Mariemont High School. He hopes to step back on the field this spring as coach. "If I don't show them that I can fight it, why would they do that on the field?" Harden asked.
A team of biomedical scientists has identified a molecule that targets a gene known to play a critical role in the rapid progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, the neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons — nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that link the nervous system to the voluntary muscles of the body.
With the wind chill making it feel like 14 degrees on the beach on Saturday, February 4 and the ocean temperature a shockingly cold 42 degrees, the brave souls who participated in Saturday's Valentine Plunge in Manasquan, New Jersey gambled and lost. But the Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation that works on behalf of people with Lou Gehrig's Disease came out the winner.
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have intact eye muscle movement, even at more advanced stages of the disease, according to new research. However, the reason remains unknown. Researchers say that discovering how this happens may help in the design of novel treatments to fight the loss of muscle activity in ALS patients.
September 16 was a warm and sunny day in Franklin Park, Illinois, when Augie and Lynne Nieto arrived at the Life Fitness factory there.
It had been nearly 16 years since Augie, the cofounder and former chief executive of the company, had last entered the building, which had been its headquarters when he served as president.
A protein called Nrf2 could clear the harmful, misfolded proteins that cause Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases — including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — by activating “housekeeping” mechanisms within cells, according to a new study in Parkinson’s models.
Increased excitatory toxic signaling in neurons in the part of the brain controlling movement triggers the breakdown of cells long before any symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are noticed — at least in mice with ALS.
Researchers have found neuronal progenitor cells (immature cells that can become neurons) in the meninges, a three-layer structure enclosing the brain that protects the nervous system, according to a new study. This finding may lead to the development of new stem cell therapies for brain damage and neurodegenerative disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened its long-term exhibition “Giving in America” on Nov. 29 to display the history of philanthropy’s role in shaping the United States. The collection includes one of the first buckets that tied the Ice Bucket Challenge to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which eventually went viral over social media.
A high-tech implant has enabled a paralyzed woman with late-stage ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) to communicate through brain signaling, researchers say.
Brockton, Massachusetts native Steve Pickett was diagnosed with ALS a year ago. Though the millions of dollars he is helping raise for ALS One won't help him, they will help find a treatment or cure for future ALS patients.