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NurOwn Dosing Likely to Continue for ALS Patients in Its EAP

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who completed the expanded access protocol (EAP) for NurOwn may soon be eligible for three additional doses of the cell-based therapy, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics reported. EAPs, also known as compassionate use programs, are intended to make investigational therapies available outside of a clinical trial…

Target ALS, ADDF Team Up to Fund Biomarker Research

A new partnership between Target ALS and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) will help facilitate biomarker research in neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Identifying and validating appropriate biomarkers can help clinicians diagnose these diseases earlier, reliably track…

PRO-ACT Database Wins Healey Center Prize for Innovation in ALS

The largest collection of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinical trial data, amassed to help researchers globally find better treatments and potentially a cure for the progressive neurological disorder, was awarded the $50,000 Healey Center International Prize for Innovation in ALS. The Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials (PRO-ACT)…

Landmark ACT for ALS Act on President’s Desk

If signed by President Joe Biden, the bipartisan Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies (ACT) for ALS Act will fund crucial research into fast-progressing neurodegenerative disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and provide patients with early access to promising treatment candidates. The legislation (HR 3537), which has passed the…

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…

NurOwn Benefits Patients With Less Severe ALS, Analyses Show

A significantly greater proportion of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with less severe disease showed slower ALS progression with the investigational cell-based therapy NurOwn relative to a placebo. These are the findings of another post-hoc analysis of data from NurOwn’s Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT03280056), further supporting the…