Research Roundup

Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 09:35, By: ALSN Staff
Note: The research news featured in the July-September Research Roundup is a compilation of these MDA ALS News Online articles:
Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 - 09:56, By: ALSN Staff
Note: The research news featured in Research Roundup is a compilation of MDA ALS News Online articles posted between issues of the print magazine.  The following online articles were included in this issue of the ALS Newsmagazine:
Posted on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:00, By: ALSN Staff
Dexpramipexole shows efficacy in ALS Newly published data confirm that in a two-part phase 2 clinical trial, the experimental therapy dexpramipexole showed dose-related slowing of symptom progression and increased survival time in people with ALS.
Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:00, By: ALSN Staff
C9ORF72 mutation is most common cause of familial ALS, FTD Two independent research teams have identified a mutation in the gene for chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72) as the most common cause found to date of familial (inherited) ALS, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and ALS with FTD (ALS-...
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.
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...
Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:07, By: ALSN Staff
Reactivated virus may contribute to ALS Autopsy samples have shown a viral protein called HERV-K reverse transcriptase is much more prevalent in ALS brain samples than in brain samples obtained from people who died of other causes.