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Edaravone formulation FAB122 fails to slow ALS progression

Note: This story was updated Jan 24, 2024, to correct that Radicava and Radicava Oral Suspension are available in Switzerland but not in other European countries. FAB122, an oral formulation of edaravone developed by Ferrer, failed to slow disease progression or extend survival in adults with amyotrophic lateral…

Familial ALS accounts for 8% of all cases, analysis suggests

The proportion of people diagnosed with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) among all cases is 8%, according to a pooled analysis of studies published worldwide. Still, data show there was a wide variation of estimates across the studies based partly on geographical differences, study design, the definition of familial…

Stem cell-based therapy deemed safe in Phase 2 study

CL2020, a stem cell-based therapy that was being developed by the Life Science Institute, part of Mitsubishi Chemical, was found to be safe and  tolerated well by five people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who took part in a Phase 2 clinical study. The investigational therapy, which involved…

Novel AI-powered platform aims to help ALS patients to communicate

Researchers have unveiled a new AI-powered avatar platform — one making use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology — that aims to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to communicate, even when the neurodegenerative disease progresses to the point that speaking and moving become difficult or impossible. The platform…