MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 13, No. 2

February 2008

Cover Story

CytRx to test arimoclomol at higher dose Merit Cudkowicz at Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the principal investigators for the arimoclomol trial. Editor's note: On Jan. 22, CytRx announced that the Food and Drug Administration has placed a temporary hold on the arimoclomol...

Features

The novel You’re Not You tells the story of a college sophomore, Bec, who is uncertain about her chaotic personal life and future career interests and options. When she answers a want ad seeking a part-time caregiver for Kate, a married, professional woman in the late stages of ALS, s...
Ron Harrison, 72, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., joked recently about one of the hallmarks of ALS — the loss of speech. When his wife of 43 years, Darlene, and a family friend were unable to decipher what Ron was trying to share with them, he repeated it until, after numerous tries, it came out clear...
“I’m a 58-year-old retired truck parts dealer in St. Louis. I was a three- to four-times-a-week racquetball player, part-time classical musician, and full-time husband, father and grandfather.” With these words in March 2006, Sam Goldstein inaugurated a series of occasional reports in...
The “boxy” shape and economical interior design of the Honda Element lends itself to modification for wheelchair transport. Accessible public transit, such as taxis and buses with adaptive equipment, unfortunately cannot always be relied on to show up when needed, even in urban areas. That...

Research Roundup

CytRx to test arimoclomol at higher dose Merit Cudkowicz at Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the principal investigators for the arimoclomol trial. Editor's note: On Jan. 22, CytRx announced that the Food and Drug Administration has placed a temporary hold on the arimoclomol...

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