Reduced levels of the microRNA miR-126-5 were linked to toxicity in patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Manipulating the molecule can improve ALS symptoms and slow down the neuron degeneration process.
Medicine May 28, 2018
British physicist Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday at age 76. He was given only two years to live when he was diagnosed of ALS when he was 21 years old, defying odds when he lived for more than 50 years.
Feature | Science March 14, 2018
Anthony Senerchia, one of the people who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, passed away at the age of 46. Because of the global movement, the ALS Association has since raised $115 million.
Medicine November 30, 2017
The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, 32-year-old Pete Frates, is now back in the hospital for the very condition he helped raised awareness for. Learn how he has changed research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) forever.
Public Health July 4, 2017
FDA has approved a new ALS treatment for thousands of Americans suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. How is it different from the older drug riluzole, which extends survival in patients?
Medicine May 7, 2017
The FDA approves an intravenous drug for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) more than 20 years after the first drug was approved. The drug’s price will be steep in the United States.
Medicine May 6, 2017
Neuroscientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can facilitate communication by reading the thoughts of patients with complete paralysis. Their findings spark hope for patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Neuroscience February 1, 2017
A new research has revealed that some eye muscles have the unique capacity to stay immune from the degenerative disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The crippling disease is known to paralyze voluntary muscles and makes breathing difficult.
Neuroscience January 31, 2017
As renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking celebrates his 75th birthday, we look back at his astounding battle with ALS and his genius life in the sciences.
Space January 9, 2017
Scientists test the safety of large quantity stem cell injections in 15 ALS patients. The initial findings show promise but have yet to confirm if the therapy benefits patients in the long run.
Medicine June 30, 2016
Veterans who served in the military are twice as likely to develop Motor Neurone Disease than civilians. This is according to a new study by researchers from the University of Glasgow.
Life October 27, 2015
A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that a potential cure for the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis could be found in an alternative protein designed to mimic TDP-43. The research was funded through donations made by Ice Bucket Challenge participants.
Life August 27, 2015
Experts found that patients with Type 2 Diabetes have a decreased chance of developing ALS. The good news was discovered after a group of researchers reviewed data from individuals who have the same disease.
Life June 3, 2015