Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Plant Extracts Used in Traditional Indian Medicine Eased Movement and Sleep Problems in Fly Model of ALS

Extracts of velvet bean and Indian ginseng, two plants commonly used in the Ayurvedic medicine of India, were found to ease sleep disturbances and hyperactivity in a fruit fly model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), while also rescuing locomotor function. The study, “Standardized phytotherapic extracts rescue anomalous locomotion and electrophysiological responses…

Retrotope’s Experimental RT001 Now Available for ALS Under Expanded Access Program

Retrotope is providing its investigational fatty acid being developed for Friedreich’s ataxia, RT001, to people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) under an expanded access program, also called “compassionate use.” Individual patients with life-threatening or severely debilitating diseases can petition the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, through their physicians,…