Category Archives for ALS Research

Risk of Neurodegenerative Diseases Higher in Pro-soccer Players, Research Suggests

Results from a study conducted by the University of Glasgow suggest that neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, could be more likely to

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Legacy

With the help of money raised by initiatives like the Ice Bucket Challenge there has been much more ALS research undertaken in recent years. This has also made a big difference to our understanding of

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Can ALS Be Triggered by Nerve Injuries?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects as many as 30,000 people in the US and sees around 5,000 new cases each year. Most people had little or no knowledge

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Pfizer Announces Plans to Eliminate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research

Pfizer has announced its plan to end research into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. As a result, the company expects to eliminate 300 positions in the neuroscience discovery and early development

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Effect Of Smoking On ALS Progression And Mortality

A recent collaborative study from Italian universities and research institutes has shed light on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The reports from the study have established that cigarette smoking

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Cell Recycling Renews Hope in Treating ALS

In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases, the manner in which cells recycle waste is jeopardised in spite of it being a crucial process to cellular health. Researchers at the Neuromed

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Cannabinoids: Promising ALS Treatment Option For Patients

Cannabis derived compounds otherwise known as Cannabinoids have to be found to be an effective ALS treatment option for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that causes

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New ALS Therapy Developed Uses C – Reactive Protein for Diagnosis

In pursuit of stopping the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, researchers are studying the correlation between C- reactive Protein (CRP) Levels and the disease progression rate in ALS patients.

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Use of Butyrate in Delaying ALS Symptoms and Increasing Life Span of Mouse Models

In recent study, mouse models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) have been fed the bacterial product known as butyrate. From this, they have exhibited enhancement of their gut health, delayed the onset

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