Seth Christensen

About Seth Christensen

Seth is an ALS patient and founder of ALS Crowd, a division of the CrowdCare Foundation. As host of the ALS Crowd Radio show, he interviews top ALS researchers and focuses his efforts on the aggregation of big data to help researchers and patients find clues that will drive to a cure.

2nd Annual Blues Barbershop Car Show to Benefit ALS Crowd

Blues Barbershop Car Show to Benefit ALS Crowd Saturday, September 10th, locally owned Blues Barbershop will host the second Annual Holladay Car Show. Last year’s show was a huge success raising over $14,000 for ALS Crowd in a fun filled day of live music, food trucks, and classic cars. This year will feature over 50 [...]

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Riding for ALS Update: Semi Hits Cyclist Support Vehicle

Michael Conti spent a year and a half preparing for the Race Across America.  He was riding to fulfill a childhood dream and to raise funds for ALS Crowd. Just outside of Alamosa, Colorado on June 17 his ride came to an abrupt end after a semi truck rear ended the cyclist's support car.  Michael [...]

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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 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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