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By On April 24th, 2013

Revolutionary ALS Treatment Passes Clinical Trial

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, destroys nerves that control muscles. It currently has only one FDA approved medication for treatment, which reportedly has only a marginal effect. Bioscience Technology reports, however, that an investigational new treatment for an inherited form of the disease has passed an early phase clinical trial. The…

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By On April 9th, 2013

ALS And MS May Be Closely Linked

Discoveries stemming from a study of mice found that ALS and multiple sclerosis may have more in common than ever thought before because both could involve the myelin insulation that protects nerve cells. The new discoveries still need to be confirmed but scientists believe these findings could yield new drug targets to slow or even…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Prevent ALS With Vegetables

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, usually develops from age 40 to 70 and is more likely in men than women. If you are in this age range, or approaching it, now is the time to take preventative measures. Thankfully, it can be as easy as adding a few more vegetables to your diet. The National…

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