Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: research assistive-technology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning national-science-foundation-nsf amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als
An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: harvard-medical-school health-medicine als massachusetts-general-hospital mgh lou-gehrigs-disease sean-m-healey-amg-center-for-als
Researchers at Arboretum studying how maple trees are adapting to climate change.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~12 min
Tags: science-technology evolution climate-change environments-sustainability arnold-arboretum research al-kovaleski jake-grossman maples
An initiative seeks to make scientists and their work more relatable to young students to promote STEM diversity.
July 23, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: science-technology education science stem pardis-sabeti cassandra-extavour diversity-and-inclusion daniele-foresti david-kelley francesca-dominici i-am-a-scientist marinna-madrid noor-al-alusi rodrigo-braga ryoji-amamoto scott-edwards wade-campbell yamicia-connor
ALS scientific breakthrough: Diabetes drug metformin shows promise in mouse study for a common type of ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a crippling, progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Now it seems that a diabetes drug may help some cases.
July 20, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: genetics brain neurons als mutation metformin
"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."
June 25, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases
A method of analyzing blood plasma could help diagnose and predict the progression of ALS, researchers report.
June 3, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence als blood plasma featured health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases
The researchers found that in mice with a common ALS genetic mutation, changing the gut microbiome could prevent or improve disease symptoms.
May 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology inflammation als gut-microbiome amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis gut-brain-axis
Understanding more about how a system that protects brain cells affects sleep could reveal a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
March 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease als aging sleep brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases
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