Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Study Sheds More Light on Nucleolus, an Organelle Linked to ALS

Scientists have gained greater insight into the structure of the nucleolus, a cellular organelle that has been implicated in diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). By honing in on the molecular events surrounding ALS, scientists can start to understand how the disease develops, which could lead to new…

Need for Assistive Technology Devices Often Unmet, German Study Shows

Researchers in Germany studying standards of care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients found a high unmet need for assistive technology devices. The cohort study, “Provision of assistive technology devices among people with ALS in Germany: a platform-case management approach,” was published in the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and…

Relatives of ALS Patients More Likely to Develop Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Study Finds

Relatives of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have a higher likelihood of developing neuropsychiatric symptoms including schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, and alcoholism, research from Ireland shows. The study, “Clustering of Neuropsychiatric Disease in First-Degree and Second-Degree Relatives of Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” was published…

Diabetes May Provide Protection Against ALS, Study Suggests

The presence of diabetes is associated with a 70 percent reduction in the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new study shows. The study, titled “The role of pre-morbid diabetes on developing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” was published in the European Journal of Neurology. ALS patients tend…