Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PSTA team of researchers investigates details of the cellular mechanisms involved in transforming a stem cell into a motor neuron, through direct programming.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTSpinal muscular atrophy type 1 kills most infants by their second birthday. A new drug has shown positive results against the disease in young patients.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTThe UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) finds babies should not be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTResearchers reveal how the cancer drug sunitinib may reduce muscle weakness for patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTA new form of 3D imaging of muscles has allowed researchers to "see" inside muscle and trace long cables made up of a protein called collagen.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTIn the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTMouse model may help researchers better understand progressive neurological disease.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew research suggests that physical fitness, body mass index (BMI), IQ, and stress resilience in young adulthood may have effects on the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTProgressively shortening telomeres - the protective caps on the end of chromosomes - may be responsible for the weakened, enlarged hearts that kill many sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PSTIs what you eat associated with better function and respiratory function for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) soon after diagnosis?
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTSeverity of disease tied to gene that modulates the immune system.A new paper, co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, increases the understanding of...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTBreakthrough research has discovered that a cell that usually supports motor neuron function can become destructive and cause cell death in ALS patients.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PSTSOD1 gene mutations form protein clumps, leading to motor neuron degeneration in ALS, but researchers may have found a way to halt this process.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST...and younger age at symptom start.Smoking is linked to shorter survival after a diagnosis of motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as well as younger age when the...
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PSTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTResearchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have published a new study that describes a novel molecular mechanism that could lead to the development of new therapies for Amyotrophic...
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PSTNew research has shown that the corticosteroid deflazacort is a safe and effective treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PSTFor the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is associated with Motor Neuron Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 PSTThanks to donations from 2014's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:00:00 PSTA discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PSTBrain imaging, twin studies and transcriptome data reveal genetic relationships between lobes.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PSTA large team led by researchers in the Netherlands and London conducted the largest-ever MND genetic analysis, which brought together the efforts of over 180 scientists from 17 different countries.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PSTCedars-Sinai scientists are seeking to build an improved stem-cell model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to accelerate progress toward a cure for the devastating neurological disorder.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PSTKnown gene operates at a crossroad between disease and autoimmunity.Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have found...
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PSTVIB research marks new step in understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) conducted by VIB-KU Leuven has led to interesting and unexpected...