Induced pluripotent stem cells

A look at two stem cell studies in mice, one involving repeat doses of NurOwn stem cell therapy, and the other neural stem cell transplantation

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 10:29, By: Amy Madsen
Development of stem cell therapy to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) continued with two studies in mice, one by an Israeli biotech company and one by an Italian research team.

ALS research news items on the role of PNF-H as a biomarker and the establishment of a laboratory dedicated to using stem cells to study ALS

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 05:00, By: Amy Madsen
Protein test predicts ALS progression It’s known that levels of a protein called phosphorylated neurofilament heavy subunit (PNF-H) are increased in the spinal fluid of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Now, a team of researchers has demonstrated that higher levels of PNF-H in both...
Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:35, By: ALSN Staff
Disease 'in a dish' is a new tool for studying ALS An MDA-supported research team has created a human cellular model of ALS using cells taken from people with the ALS8 subtype of the disease, a familial (inherited) form of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) caused by mutations in the VAPB gene.

Eight researchers share their opinions about the FUS protein and its role in both familial and sporadic ALS

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 14:22, By: Amy Madsen
How to prevent selective loss of neurons? Benjamin BrooksCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotte, N.C

Cognitive changes, stem cells and an ALS immunization were discussed at the MDA Clinic Directors' Conference

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 14:37, By: ALSN Staff
Nearly 600 conferees gathered in Las Vegas Jan. 25-28 for the 2009 MDA National Clinic Directors Conference, where a number of experts presented a broad range of topics covering neuromuscular disease. One particular area of focus was ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease)....