spinal cord

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:37, By: ALSN Staff
Eating and breathing: A possible 'synergistic' effect in ALS Initial results of a multicenter pilot study to evaluate nutritional requirements and early intervention for breathing problems in ALS are helping scientists determine how physical factors such as body mass, diet and activity affect the...

When ALS-affected nerve cells lose function, their closest neighbors can't protect them

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2009 - 14:30, By: Margaret Wahl
A vicious cycle in which damage to nerve cells (neurons) in the spinal cord results in the loss of an important mechanism to protect neurons, causing more neuron loss, has been identified as a possible contributor to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Identification of this pathway opens the...

FDA approves embryonic stem cells for use in study of spinal cord injury

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 14:39, By: ALSN Staff
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said yes to a small safety trial of nervous-system stem cells in people with recently sustained injuries to the middle (thoracic) part of the spinal cord, the biopharmaceutical company Geron Corporation of Menlo Park, Calif., announced Jan. 23,...
Posted on Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Other
MDA-funded lithium trial is now open