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ALS/MND 2023: Gout med fails to show efficacy in small trial

Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat gout, was safe, but did not significantly slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a small Phase 2 clinical trial. While some clinical measures suggested a possible benefit of a low dose of colchicine in slowing disease progression and extending…

ALS/MND 2023: AMX0114 may enter clinical testing next year

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals is developing AMX0114, a new experimental treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that’s designed to promote the health of nerve fibers by lowering levels of calpain-2, a protein. AMX0114 is being tested in preclinical studies with the aim of supporting an investigational new drug application (IND),…

Final part of Phase 1 trial to test prosetin in ALS patients

Health Canada has cleared ProJenX to open the third part of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial and begin testing the experimental therapy prosetin in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The first two parts of the PRO-101 trial (NCT05279755) involved healthy participants and showed that the…

Blink reflex test may be biomarker to diagnose, monitor ALS

A test that assesses the electrical activity associated with blinking may help speed the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and monitor disease progression in people with the condition, a study found. Findings showed that certain electrical waves can significantly distinguish people with ALS from healthy controls or…

ALS research center planned to open at Vanderbilt University

A neuroscientist with a specialty in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is joining the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and will establish an ALS research center at the Nashville school. Véronique Belzil, PhD, whose work is focused on developing tailored treatments for people with ALS, also will serve…