Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Too Little, Too Much Physical Activity May Shorten Survival

Total job- and leisure-related physical activity over a lifetime is not a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but heavy physical activity on the job is associated with a nearly two-times greater risk of ALS, a study in Germany shows. Also, ALS patients reporting pre-diagnosis and current moderate…

Seelos’ SLS-005 Cleared as 5th Arm of HEALEY ALS Trial

Seelos Therapeutics’ experimental therapy SLS-005 (trehalose) will serve as the fifth arm of the multi-regimen HEALEY trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), after being cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Mass General Brigham Institutional Review Board. With this final regulatory authorization, Seelos may still…

ALS Association Supports FDA Reconsidering AMX0035 Decision

The ALS Association is applauding the recent change of heart by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider AMX0035’s approval for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) without requiring results from an additional clinical trial. Earlier this year, the agency had requested data from a placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial,…

Phase 1b Trial of Oral DNL343 in ALS Patients Begins Dosing

A Phase 1b clinical trial evaluating the safety and pharmacological profile of DNL343, Denali Therapeutics’ investigational oral therapy, in adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has started dosing participants. The study (NCT05006352) is currently recruiting patients at the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) in Leiden, Netherlands.