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
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
Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the initiation and progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Nov. 27, 2019 • ~3 min
Tags: inflammation basic-research health-medicine als amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis cromolyn-sodium
A new study from the Blavatnik Institute finds that intense exercise and fasting activate hormones that boost cells’ capacity to dispose of defective proteins, which clog up the cell, interfere with its functions, and, over time, precipitate diseases including neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.
Feb. 21, 2019 • ~9 min
Tags: exercise harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms alfred-goldberg als alzheimers blavatnik-institute fasting hormones human-cells mouse-cells muscular-dystrophy nih toxic-proteins
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