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Radicava Oral Suspension Favored for Reimbursement in Canada

An oral suspension form of Radicava (edaravone), an approved treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), was favored for patient reimbursement in Canada by a branch of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). The opinion issued by the CADTH Canadian Drug Expert Committee recommended that Radicava Oral…

MDA Awards $600K to Support Neuromodulator in Slowing ALS

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has invested $600,000 in PathMaker Neurosystems to help bring a potential noninvasive neuromodulator for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) into an initial clinical trial. Funding through the MDA Venture Philanthropy (MVP) program will support an early feasibility study in a small…

Inflamed Pharma, University Collaborate on ProcCluster

Inflamed Pharma, part of the incubator and accelerator company Xlife Sciences, is partnering with researchers at the University Medical Center Gottingen in Germany to develop its investigational therapy ProcCluster for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The collaboration, led by Jan C. Koch, MD, a principal investigator…

Scientists Grow Mature Nerve Cells From Stem Cells

Scientists have developed a new method that allows them to grow mature nerve cells from stem cells — a technique that could be applied to study diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “For the first time, we have been able to see adult-onset neurological protein aggregation in the stem…

Samples From ALS Patients in Phase 3 NurOwn Trial Open to Researchers

Biological samples from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients who took part in the Phase 3 clinical trial of NurOwn, a cell-based therapy, are being donated by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics to a repository for use by the research community. The samples include blood and spinal fluid (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF)…

ANX005 Slows ALS Progression in Phase 2a Study

ANX005, an experimental medication being developed by Annexon Biosciences for neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases, resulted in a slowing of disease progression in adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). That’s according to preliminary data from eight patients taking part in a Phase 2a clinical study (NCT04569435), whose main…

Probiotic Prevents Neurodegeneration in ALS Worm Models

The bacterial strain Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 prevents neurodegeneration and preserves motor function in worm models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study reports. This protective effect was linked to the fat molecules, called fatty acids, found in this strain, which helped restore fat metabolism in the mitochondria —…