Author Archives: Isaura Santos

Food & Alcohol Intake Assessed To Study Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Presymptomatic patients suffering with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ingest more calories per day but have lower body-mass index (BMI) in comparison to those without ALS. These are the results of a study from researchers in the Netherlands, published by the JAMA Neurology journal, which also assessed ALS disease risk and its connections…

Project ALS Reports All Donations From 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge Have Been Spent On Research

Social media sensation The Ice Bucket Challenge (an event that raised awareness for ALS) is celebrating its one-year anniversary, with the Project A.L.S. reporting it has now spent 100 percent of the donations raised during the 6-week challenge period on several research projects that have already revealed promising results. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal and progressive…

Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals Receives $500,000 In Grants From ALS Association

Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals recently announced that it received two grants totalling $500,000 from the ALS Association to support research projects to find a cure and possible treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Aquinnah will utilize the grants to further the advance of its lead compounds targeting TDP-43 pathophysiology, which is found in almost 90…

NuShield And LC Technologies Collaborate To Help Patients Communicate Through Eye Tracking Technology On Tablets

LC Technologies, a top industry developer of eye tracking software and NuShield, Inc., a screen protector and glare-elimination technology firm, have teamed up to provide communication mobility for disabled patients who can’t communicate through speech or hand motion, as is the case with ALS patients. Until very recently, large and bulky LCD monitors with matte…

The ALS Association Presents At BIO International Convention

The ALS Association participated in the annual BIO International Convention, which occured between June 15 and 18 in Philadelphia. Over 15,000 leaders from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries joined the convention which provided the association with crucial opportunities to establish partnerships that may further the development of treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease (ALS). ALS is a…

FDA Clears New ALS Treatment For Human Trials

Q Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage company committed to find new therapies that might address central nervous system (CNS) diseases, has recently announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company’s Investigational New Drug Application (IND) so that Q-Cells’ Phase 1/2a trials can be initiated in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS,…

ALS Association Celebrates ALS Awareness Month

May is Awareness Month for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The ALS Association is celebrating this year in hopes of topping the huge awareness that was generated last summer through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the incredibly enormous impact it had on the fight against the disease. To continue the momentum, The Association…

AB Science Hosts Web Conference On Masitinib In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

AB Science SA, a pharmaceutical company focused on research, development and marketing of protein kinase inhibitors (PKIs), has announced that it is hosting a web conference including key opinion leaders and experts covering its experimental therapy masitinib and its utility to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The web conference call will be held from 5:35…

Baltimore Researcher Receives $130,000 To Advance ALS Research

A researcher from Baltimore is going to receive $130,000 to support her research on the most frequent subtype of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); the funds come from the Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS, co-sponsored by the ALS Association and American Brain Foundation. The award was presented during the largest meeting of…