oxidative stress

Five short items about the state of ALS science: addressing the way neurodegenerative disease spreads in the body; technology to detect free radicals; the immune system; and more

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 05:00, By: Amy Madsen
This roundup of recent MDA-supported amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research news and reviews includes:

A gene variant appears to modify ALS disease course in men; benefits seen from growth factors delivered by stem cells; antioxidant genes reduce cellular stress

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:43, By: Amy Madsen
Identification of the biological mechanisms that underlie amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may provide scientists with important clues about the disease that may be used to identify biomarkers and potential biological targets for t
Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 15:46, By: ALSN Staff
ALS participants sought for study probing oxidative stress Investigators conducting a large study of a cell-damaging phenomenon called “oxidative stress,” common in ALS and other degenerative diseases, are seeking 420 people in whom ALS has recently been diagnosed.

Ten leaders in the field of ALS research put their heads together on Oct. 24, 2009

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 13:35, By: ALSN Staff
An all-day "think tank" to consider priorities for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research based on the latest information was conducted with ten of the leading scientists and clinicians in the field and senior MDA staff in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Each specialist...
Posted on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 07:00, By: Margaret Wahl
Three new studies confirm the roles of two long-suspected factors in the development and perpetuation of ALS. Inflammation is a set of biochemical changes brought about by the immune system, while oxidative stress occurs when an excess of...