7 ALS Headlines You Can’t Miss

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1 – 7 Ways to Diagnose ALS

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Learn more about the different ways to diagnose ALS.

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2 – ALS Gene Drives Disease Development Through Neuroinflammation, Researchers Find

C9orf72 gene mutations contribute to ALS

Mutations in the C9orf72 gene are the most common genetic cause leading to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Despite this, researchers have not been able to determine what the normal function of the gene really is.

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3 – Eisai Withdraws Application for Ultra-High Dose of Mecobalamin, a B12 Form, as ALS Treatment

Vitamin B12 and ALS

Eisai announced it has withdrawn its new drug application for an ultra-high dose Mecobalamin as a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Japan, and is reviewing its next steps in consultation with Japanese regulatory officials.

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4 – Technique Using 3-D Scaffolds Greatly Improves Survival of Stem Cell-Derived Neurons in Study

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Scientists from Rutgers and Stanford universities have developed a potentially revolutionary technique to grow new neurons from adult stem cells and better ensure their survival during transplantation to the brain. The method, involving the use of 3-D scaffolds, may one day help to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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5 – #TBT – Hiro Fujita at TEDx Tokyo 2014

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In this TEDx Talks video, meet Hiro Fujita at the TEDx Tokyo 2014, and find out more about his story with ALS.

Watch video here: http://bit.ly/21OWxkT

6 – 5 Misconceptions About ALS

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Learn more about the common misconceptions about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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7 – NY Medical Marijuana Pioneer on Mission to Educate Public, Help Seriously Ill Patients

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When the New York State Department of Health‘s Medical Marijuana Program was launched on Jan. 7, 2016, Upper East Side physician Dr. Thomas O’Brien was the first doctor to secure a certification for a patient to be prescribed medical marijuana. He has since helped 200 patients to achieve certification, with several positive feedbacks.

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