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The experimental drug Zenvia continued to show benefit in a 12-week extension study in people with "pseudobulbar affect" (uncontrolled emotional expression)
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 - 20:22, By: Margaret Wahl
The experimental drug Zenvia, developed by Avanir Pharmaceuticals as a treatment for unwanted laughing/crying spells in ALS, has shown continued promise in lessening the frequency of such episodes in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Margaret Wahl
NIH group finds no clear DNA clues to ALS
No significant genetic differences were found in a recent study of 276 people with sporadic (nonfamilial) ALS and 271 without the disease, says a report issued in February by a large group of U.S., British and Italian researchers.
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Margaret Wahl
Editor’s Note: The 17th International Symposium on ALS/MND (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neurone Disease), held in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, showcased important research findings, many of which involved MDA research grantees and clinicians. News items from the meeting are...
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 19:25, By: Christina Medvescek
Guests were touched when Ken James burst out crying at his surprise birthday party — but grew concerned as he kept crying and crying. “I boo-hooed loud andfor the longest time,” says James, 66, via e-mail from Marshville, N.C. “I couldn’t help it. Surprises aren’t for ALS patients. [Wife] Deloris...