Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Extracts from Medicinal Plant Improved Motor Function, Delayed Disease Worsening in ALS Mice, Study Finds

Treatment with extracts from the Withania somnifera plant improved motor performance and delayed disease progression in mice with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to researchers. The study, “Protective effects of Withania somnifera extract in SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” was published in the journal Experimental Neurology. ALS generally develops sporadically, indicating that in…

Arrows and Colors Test Measures Cognition in Severe ALS Patients

A newly developed test, known as the arrows and colors cognitive test, can be used to measure cognition in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who have severe motor and verbal disabilities. A study about that assessment tool, “The Arrows and Colors Cognitive Test (ACCT): A new verbal-motor free cognitive…

Orphazyme Doses First ALS Patient in Phase 3 Trial of Arimoclomol

The first patient has been dosed in a Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT03491462) evaluating the effectiveness of Orphazyme’s investigational therapy arimoclomol in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). One of the disease mechanisms known to be involved in the development of ALS is protein misfolding and aggregation…