Jacob Ahlstrom

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2020 Open Enrollment Period Now Open

If you purchase your insurance from the state or federal marketplace this is important! The 2020 Open Enrollment Period is the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. Open Enrollment for the national Health Insurance Marketplace 2020 along with many of the state health insurance marketplaces opens today. Enrollment only runs [...]

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Promising Mitochondrial Treatment for ALS Shows Potential in ALS Mouse Model Studies

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 been proven to effectively decrease nerve damage in ALS Mouse Models. What is the Mitochondria? About 80% of your body’s energy comes from the part of the [...]

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A New Oral Treatment to Prevent Nerve Cell Deterioration for ALS Completes Phase II Studies

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 treatments for ALS is hopeful. A Phase II study was completed by Amylyx Pharmaceuticals for their drug AMX0035. They expect that complete data will be evaluated [...]

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NurOwn Stem Cell Therapy for ALS Opens Phase 3 Clinical Trial

NurOwn Stem Cell Therapy for ALS Phase 3 Clinical Trial Notice: This trial is fully accrued as of Friday, October 11th, 2019. NurOwn therapy is an effort to stop neurodegeneration for ALS at its root. It uses a stem cell platform that involves harvesting mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and was developed by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics. [...]

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New Insight into Neuronal Cell Decay May Hold Answers to Further ALS Treatment

A recent study done by researchers at Oregon State University gives us insight into why certain cells in the nervous system are prone to death and decay. To do this, they took a look at proteins that are affecting the cells.  Proteins play a very important role in the life of a cell. One of [...]

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Tim Green, former NFL Player, and His Son Troy Invite Us All to Help Tackle ALS

Tim Green, a former NFL player, is fighting against ALS and is working tirelessly to find a cure. On 60 Minutes Tim and his son Troy Green, give us insight into Tim’s life and how he deals with ALS. Tim feels that his purpose is to be the best husband, father, lawyer, writer, and businessman [...]

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Oxidative Stress and Proteinopathy; The Unlikely Collaborators 

A recent paper was written on Parkinson’s disease showing that two conditions - oxidative stress and proteinopathy -   may help find the cause of ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. The paper shows that two possible culprits of ALS may, in fact, be working together to destroy neurons in ALS patients. Although it is still unclear [...]

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