ALS News

Pimozide May Provide Better Quality of Life for ALS patients

ALS NEWS - June 18, 2020

Pimozide is a drug currently being used to suppress the physical (motor) and vocal (phonic) symptoms of tics when these symptoms interfere with daily life ... Read More

Genetic Mutation Affecting Proteins Could Cause ALS

ALS NEWS - June 14, 2020

  Over 5,000 people are diagnosed with ALS each year in the United States. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a disease that attacks the very roots of hum... Read More

It is time to ACT against ALS!

ALS NEWS - June 10, 2020

Two pieces of legislation are making their way through congress that could drastically improve the lives of those with ALS. The first is a bill intended to... Read More

Microorganism Involvement in ALS Progression

ALS NEWS - May 31, 2020

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor neurons in the central nervous system. For years, researchers have bee... Read More

FDA Approves Masitinib for a Phase 3 ALS Clinical Trial

ALS NEWS - May 30, 2020

AB Science, a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, received clearance on their application to use masitinib in an upcoming 3 phase clinical trial to... Read More

FDA Gives Fast Track Status to New Drug for Potential ALS Treatment

ALS NEWS - May 27, 2020

After much research and several clinical trials on neurodegenerative diseases, good news comes from the FDA as they allow Fast Track Designation in the dev... Read More

Biomarkers in Teeth Associated with ALS

ALS NEWS - May 27, 2020

The mission to find biological markers in connection to ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is striving and thriving. A recent study has been conducted in the... Read More

$42 Million Invested in ALS Treatments

ALS NEWS - May 15, 2020

QurAlis, a corporation based in Massachusettes, Boston has invested $42 million toward the research and development of ALS treatments. This is such a ... Read More

ALS and COVID-19 Precautions

ALS NEWS - May 03, 2020

Living with ALS can prompt all sorts of questions regarding COVID-19. What is COVID-19? How do I protect myself? How do I protect my loved ones? ... Read More

Finding Biomarkers in ALS: Creatinine Levels and Oxidative Stress

ALS NEWS - April 28, 2020

The lack of biomarkers, or clinical tests to determine an ALS diagnosis, are a deep frustration for patients and the scientific community alike.  In a... Read More

ROADS: the New Scale for ALS

ALS NEWS - January 17, 2020

Many ALS specialists and patients consider the techniques used in the current ALS disability test, the  ALSFRS-R, to be ineffective. Functional rating scal... Read More

Promising Mitochondrial Treatment for ALS

ALS NEWS - October 31, 2019

Taking a new approach to fighting ALS, a new drug that heals mitochondria in nerve cells is now moving on to in-human studies. This drug, called SBT-272, has be... Read More

New Oral Treatment on to Phase II

ALS NEWS - October 28, 2019

A new oral drug is in development for ALS patients to prevent nerve damage. With few drugs in the clinic for ALS patients today, the potential to have new treat... Read More