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Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial

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Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial Credit: CC0 Public Domain An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has now demonstrated the potential …

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Investigational ALS drug generates promising clinical trial results

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Investigational ALS drug generates promising clinical trial results Investigational ALS drug generates promising clinical trial results An MRI with increased signal in the posterior part of the internal capsule which can be tracked to the motor cortex consistent with the diagnosis of ALS. Credit: Frank Gaillard/Wikipedia An experimental medication slows …

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Scientists identify promising new ALS drug candidates

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Scientists identify promising new ALS drug candidates Scientists identify promising new ALS drug candidates Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have taken a significant step forward in the search to find effective new drug candidates for the treatment of motor neurone disease. Researchers from the Universities of Liverpool (UK) and Nagoya …

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Brain exosomes from blood samples allow earlier diagnosis of ALS

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Brain exosomes from blood samples allow earlier diagnosis of ALS Brain exosomes from blood samples allow earlier diagnosis of ALS Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Exosomes, microscopic packets containing genetic material, are shed by tissues into the blood. By sequencing microRNA within exosomes originating in the brain, it is now possible …

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Researchers identify new genetic defect linked to ALS

Researchers identify new genetic defect linked to ALS

Researchers identify new genetic defect linked to ALS Researchers identify new genetic defect linked to ALS Cells on the left have the normal UBQLN2 gene and the red dots show the cell “garbage removal” process in action. The cells on the right have gene mutations that disrupt this process allowing …

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Researchers discover biomarkers of ALS in teeth

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Researchers discover biomarkers of ALS in teeth Researchers discover biomarkers of ALS in teeth Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, …

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