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 …

March 2021 Foundation eNews

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Newly Discovered Compound Found to Reverse ALS Neuron Damage “We have identified the first compound that improves the health of upper motor neurons that become diseased,” shares Hande Ozdinler, PhD, senior author of the study along with Richard B. Silverman, …

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 …

February 2021 Foundation eNews

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Therapeutic Potential for New ALS Drug According to a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, ezogabine, an experimental drug, is found to have potential therapeutic possibilities for ALS treatment. “Most importantly, ezogabine decreased cortical and spinal motor neuron excitability in …

January 2021 Foundation eNews

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ALS Disability Insurance Access Act Signed into Law We are excited to announce that on December 22, the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act was signed into law, which waives the mandatory five-month waiting period for ALS patients to receive Social …

Research May Lead to New Ways to Combat ALS

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Because we live in a changing environment, our survival and function depend on adapting to novel, potentially stressful, conditions. Is our ability to adapt to changing conditions fixed or is it possible to enhance our ability to tolerate a stressful …

December 2020 Foundation eNews

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Be a Giver this Giving Tuesday This holiday season, your tax-deductible gift provides life-changing help to a person living with ALS. There is no better time to kick off your end of year giving than today, Giving Tuesday – the …