Don Cleveland

A compound used to treat blood infections in humans seems to improve ALS symptoms in mice

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 13:45, By: ALSN Staff
A compound known as "activated protein C" (APC) that is already in use to treat severe bloodstream infections also may have benefit in ALS, according to a recently published report.
Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 13:47, By: Margaret Wahl
Some studies suggest that motor neurons, even when healthy, can be killed by toxic neighbors. If so, converting these “sharks” to “dolphins” might slow the pace of ALS.

Are migroglia outside agitators, protectors of the peace or innocent bystanders?

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 14:05, By: Margaret Wahl
When good cells go bad, as they seem to do in ALS, you have to ask the same questions distraught parents sometimes ask about wayward children: Is the problem strictly internal? Are outside influences also to blame? And if they are, what can be done about them? As far back as 2003, Don Cleveland and...