ALS Crowd Radio S2:E6 Dr. Avindra Nath, MD: An Activated Virus Causing ALS?

Dr. Avindra Nath, MD National Institutes of Health, Clinical Director of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Interview Date: May 17, 2016 Dr. Nath is an expert in viruses and retroviruses.  He speaks about studying human endogenous retrovirus-K (HERV-K) in the context of ALS, and why it could be important.  HERV-K is normally dormant, but [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio S2:E5 Barbara Newhouse & Dr. Lucie Bruijn: ALS Advocacy

Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D. ALS Association Interview Date: May 9, 2016 S2:E5 ALSA President and CEO Barbara Newhouse and Chief Scientist Dr. Lucie Bruijn spoke live from Washington DC at the National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference.  They shared the advocacy work on Capitol Hill that the National ALS Association [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio S2:E4 Dr. Richard Bedlack,MD, PhD, MS Duke University: ALS Reversals

Dr. Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD, MS Duke University Interview Date: May 4, 2016 S2:E4 Dr. Richard Bedlack defines an ALS Reversal, in which a patient with a confirmed diagnosis of ALS regains motor function.  He describes his search for these cases, which has revealed 23 to date.  He started the ALS Reversals Program which includes [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio S2:E3 Dr. Paul Cox, PhD, Institute for Ethnomedicine: Environmental Causes of ALS

Dr. Paul Cox, PhD Brain Chemistry Labs - The Institute for Ethnomedicine ethnomedicine.org Interview Date: April 28, 2016 S2:E3 Dr. Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D. speaks about his research approach in studying people to find and fight the environmental causes of ALS.  His research has proven the strong correlation between exposure to an environmental toxin called BMAA and [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio S2:E2 Dr. Joseph Beckman on Stopping ALS in the Lab

Dr. Joseph Beckman, PhD Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute Interview Date: April 19, 2016 Dr. Joseph Beckman has been studying ALS for 23 years. He shares exciting results in the lab of treating SOD1 mice with a copper compound that extends their life from four months to over two years. His hypothesis seems proven: that a [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio S2:E1 Dr. Merit Cudkowicz on ALS Research: Progress Since the Ice Bucket Challenge

Dr. Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc Massachusetts General Hospital Interview Date: April 12, 2016 Dr. Cudkowicz is a leading expert in the field of ALS and is involved in all aspects of research, clinical trials, and patient care. She gives an update of ALS breakthroughs that have occurred over the last two years, since the [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio Episode 11: Dr. Alfred Goldberg, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Alfred Goldberg, PhD Harvard Medical School Interview Date: January 7, 2016  Dr. Goldberg's knowledge and discoveries about proteasome inhibitors, used to treat multiple myeloma, are making the development of new drugs against ALS possible.  His insight about cellular mechanisms can be used for both ALS and multipule myeloma; but it opposite ways.  One disease [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio Episode 10: Dr Jonathan Katz, M.D., Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

Dr Jonathan Katz, M.D., Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation Interview Date: February 26, 2015 Dr. Katz speaks about the complex issue of the right to try for patients with ALS.  Can an ALS patient be allowed to try an experimental drug before it is approved by the FDA?  Dr Katz explains why it can take up [...]

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ALS Crowd Radio Episode 9: Dr. Richard S. Bedlack, MD, PhD, MS, Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Richard S. Bedlack, MD, PhD, MS Duke University School of Medicine Interview Date: November 19, 2014 Dr. Bedlack explains ALSUntangled, a program he started to give ALS patients scientific reviews about alternative and off-label treatments.  About 50% of patients with ALS try at least one of these treatments over the course of their illness; maybe [...]

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ALS Crowd Episode 8: Dr. Eva Feldman on ALS stem cell research

Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., F.A.N.A Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Listen to Episode 8:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/alscrowd/2014/11/05/als-crowd-radio-dr-eva-feldman-on-als-stem-cell-research   Full Transcript: Seth: Hello and welcome to episode 8 of ALS Crowd Radio. I'm your host, Seth Christensen, here as always with my co-host, Amy Christensen. We are thrilled today to have as our guest, Dr. Eva Feldman, [...]

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