NU-9 Update: Experimental drug repairs upper motor neurons in mouse model

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As connecting fibers between motor neurons, axons help deliver vital messages between the brain and the spinal cord. For people living with ALS, deteriorating axons cause that connection to break, contributing to paralysis and death. Early research on NU-9, an …

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Faces of ALS: Working to Make True on a Wish

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When Jonathan Brent, MD, PhD, asks his ALS patients what their goals are, the answer is almost always the same: to find a cure for ALS. “What motivates me,” says Dr. Brent, “is how I can make true on that …

Faces of ALS: Hope & Action in the ALS Community

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“There is more hope and more action happening right now within the ALS community than I ever thought I would see in my lifetime,” says Deb Paust of Grayslake, Illinois. “It is empowering to be a part of that change.” …