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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...

Researchers add support to evidence that the blood-spinal cord barrier is abnormally leaky in ALS

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:53, By: Margaret Wahl
Proteins that keep large molecules from moving freely across blood-vessel walls in the spinal cord appear to be deficient in people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), MDA-supported researchers say. They don't yet know, however, whether a lower-than-normal level of some of these so-...
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...