Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Axon-seq Lets Researchers Better Analyze mRNAs in Study of ALS

A new method called Axon-seq allows researchers to analyze the content of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) in the motor neuron’s axons, the tips of the nerve cells that communicate with muscle cells, a new study reports. Using Axon-seq, researchers identified 121 mRNAs that are deregulated in ALS motor neurons, highlighting the new…

First Human Trial for ALS Treatment Candidate AT-1501 Begins Dosing

Anelixis Therapeutics has begun dosing patients in the first human trial of its amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatment candidate, AT-1501, the company announced. The trial is currently enrolling both healthy volunteers and eight ALS patients to test AT-1501’s safety and tolerability. Researchers will also examine how the agent behaves…