The company said the patent covers methods for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease
) with expanded spinal cord stem cells, including NSI-566.
The new grants, which became available as of 1 February 2012, will be used to fund research into over 15 diseases in MDA's program, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease
), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), among others.
Neuralstem is conducting an ongoing FDA-approved Phase I safety clinical trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease
, and has been awarded orphan status designation by the FDA.
ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene mutation that may be linked to the development of juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects 30,000 Americans annually People who are fighting ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease
, on average live two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
Two drugs better known for treating other diseases may also help people afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neuromuscular illness also called Lou Gehrig's disease
According to the company, it is in Phase I/II human clinical trials in Israel with its adult stem cell therapy, NurOwn, in patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease
is a motor neurone disease, characterised by progressive loss of both lower (spinal cord and brain stem) and upper (cerebral cortex) motor neurones, which leads to severe muscle weakness and wasting, followed by paralysis and death.
He was the Town Clerk of Leicester from 1972 until he retired in 1996 due to illness from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease
Scientists examined 12 athletes who had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and found that three of them had symptoms that looked like those of Lou Gehrig's disease
, amyotophic lateral sclerosis.
In honor of his well-known high-school coach Charlie Wedemeyer, who has the progressive, neurodegenerative disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease
, Buffalo Bills quarter-back Trent Edwards launched a program that will help people with ALS and their families each time he leads his team to a touchdown.