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Cytokinetics Updates Phase 3 COURAGE-ALS Trial of Reldesemtiv

Most of the initial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients enrolled in Cytokinetics’ COURAGE-ALS Phase 3 trial testing its experimental therapy reldesemtiv have moderate-to-fast progressing disease at study entry. An analysis shows that, as intended, COURAGE-ALS is increasing the proportion of patients with rapidly progressing disease compared with the…

Oral Edaravone Appears Safe in Patients, Interim Trial Data Show

An oral suspension formulation of edaravone (MT-1186) is safe and well-tolerated in adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to interim, six-month data from a Phase 3 clinical trial. In addition, exploratory efficacy results suggest that edaravone’s experimental oral formulation may slow patients’ functional decline to a similar level…

Home Test in UK Shows How Support Robot Could Help Patients

Before his recent death, motor neuron disease (MND) patient Anthony Walsh had the opportunity to try a prototype Toyota Human Support Robot (HSR), providing a glimpse into the kind of technology that could be used to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other MNDs with everyday tasks. Walsh, who was…

CNM-Au8 Slows Disease Progression in Limb, Bulbar Onset ALS

CNM-Au8, an investigational disease-modifying therapy for people with early amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), showed consistent clinical benefits in patients with both limb and bulbar onset disease, according to new analyses of RESCUE-ALS Phase 2 clinical trial data. In particular, the treatment significantly extended the time to disease progression —…

Combined Gene Therapy Shows Promise, but Not Synergy, in Mice

A combined gene therapy that delivered two nerve growth factors — NRG1-I and NRG1-III — to muscle and nerve cells improved motor function and delayed disease onset in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a study demonstrated. However, the combo therapy did not show a synergistic effect,…