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Prof. Stephen Hawking Receives “Beacon Of Courage And Dedication Award” from Society For Brain Mapping & Therapeutics

The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SMBT) 12th Annual World Congress Black Tie Gala was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, during which the Society awarded the “Beacon of Courage and Dedication Award” to Professor Stephen Hawking — a living ALS medical miracle. Recorded on…

ALS Patients May Benefit from Aspirin Therapy

A recent study assessed the association between individual prescription compounds and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) risk in a population-based study in Taiwan. The study entitled “Aspirin use associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a total population-based case-control study” was published in the Journal of…

Department of Defense To Open Grant Application Cycle for ALS Research

On February 23rd, the office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) released a pre-announcement through the Department of Defense Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) for the opening of the FY15 appropriations grant application cycle.  This pre-announcement is meant to give investigators the opportunity to…

Cognitive Impairment Comes Before Motor Degeneration in ALS, Study Shows

A research team led by Diego Minciacchi of the University of Florence in Italy identified a population of neurons that might explain the cognitive alterations antecedent to motor symptoms in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The study entitled, “Increased anxiety-like behavior and selective learning impairments are concomitant to…