Author Archives: Margarida Maia PhD

TQS-168 Found to Reduce Inflammation, Extend Survival in Mice

TQS-168, an investigational therapy being developed by Tranquis Therapeutics, reduced inflammation in mouse and human models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and prolonged survival in the mice, according to a preclinical study. Based on these findings, Tranquis is moving the therapy into Phase 1 clinical studies. “We believe…

Higher ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels Appear to Lower Risk of ALS

Certain blood biomarkers of lipid, or fat, metabolism — typically measured to determine a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease — appear to protect against developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a study of more than 500,000 adults reported. Specifically, researchers found that people with higher levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL)…

Speech Study Using AI Technology to Spot ALS Biomarkers

A technology based on artificial intelligence is helping to spot biomarkers and document the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a large speech study being conducted by EverythingALS. The technology, developed by Modality.ai, is a web-based computer program that uses audio (speech) and video (facial) recordings…

NIH $1.25M Grant Supports Work Into Nerve Cell Loss in ALS

A Temple University research team received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant totaling $1.25 million to explore the molecular underpinnings of neuronal degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases. With this five-year grant, the team led by Gareth Thomas, PhD, an associate professor of neural sciences…