ALS registry

Posted on Monday, November 1, 2010 - 15:05, By: ALSN Staff
In order to help doctors and scientists find treatments for ALS, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has developed a national registry to collect information from people living with the disease. Here is a bit of background on the new registry, which opened in October. What...

Researchers hope to speed the search for effective ALS treatments by compiling a national database of information from patients and families

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 09:17, By: Miriam Davidson
After two years of laying the groundwork, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has opened its National ALS Registry to collect information from people living with ALS. Scientists at the ATSDR, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, hope...
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: ALSN Staff
Stem cells entered nervous system but didn’t slow ALS Although six men with ALS who received intravenous infusions (“transplantations”) of donated bone marrow stem cells failed to derive any apparent benefit from the procedure, the study showed that such cells can enter the central nervous system...

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