Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Top 10 ALS Stories of 2021

ALS News Today brought you daily coverage of the latest scientific breakthroughs and clinical research related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) throughout 2021. We look forward to continuing to report for the ALS community in 2022. Here are the 10 most-read ALS news articles of the last year, with…

Risk of ALS Increases Nearly Fourfold in NFL Players

Athletes who have played in the National Football League (NFL) are significantly more likely than the general population to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study. “These findings indicate that athletes who played in the NFL have a nearly 4 times greater rate of developing, and…

Tau Protein in Alzheimer’s Linked to ALS Mitochondrial Dysfunction

An abnormal version of tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, may contribute to the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by damaging mitochondria in neurons, according to a new study. The findings suggest that decreasing tau levels might be a new therapeutic strategy to lessen mitochondrial dysfunction in…

Phase 3 Trial of Masitinib Again Enrolling ALS Patients in Norway

A national agency in Norway has given AB Science the go-ahead to resume enrollment in AB19001, a Phase 3 clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of the company’s investigational oral therapy masitinib in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). AB had voluntarily suspended recruitment and treatment…