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Former Auburn coach getting stem cell treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease

Former Auburn coach getting stem cell treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
Former NFL football player and college coach Frank Orgel recently underwent a new stem cell reprogramming technique performed by Dr. Jason R.
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From my first drug trial: Cytokinetics Announces Encouraging Results From Two Phase II ClinicalTrials Evaluating CK-2017357 in Patients With Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis

From my first drug trial: Cytokinetics Announces Encouraging Results From Two Phase II ClinicalTrials Evaluating CK-2017357 in Patients With Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it

Cytokinetics, Incorporated CYTK 0.00% announced today encouraging results from two Phase II clinical trials evaluating CK-2017357 in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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Experts say stem cell injections in Lou Gehrig's disease can be given safely - pharmabiz.com

Experts say stem cell injections in Lou Gehrig's disease can be given safelypharmabiz.comAn early-stage clinical trial results show that spinal cord stem cells can be delivered safely into the spines of patients with the condition commonly known as...
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Legislative Detail: PA House Resolution 674 - 2011-2012 Regular Session | LegiScan

HR674 [Update] Designating the month of May 2012 as "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
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Israeli Researchers Find Possible Cure for ALS -- NTDTV.com

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel recently discovered a new substance which delays the progression of muscular atrophy disease and it may also be the secret to a longer healthier life for all.
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Accepting ALS with grace - San Antonio Express

Accepting ALS with grace - San Antonio Express | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
Accepting ALS with graceSan Antonio ExpressHis sister, Laura Birdy and her husband, David Birdy, are holding a 5K fundraising run, the "Fighting ALS with Jay 5k," to benefit Tolar and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research on Saturday, June 23 in San...
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Biogen Idec seeks $1b payoff from solving Lou Gehrig puzzle - The Boston Globe

Biogen Idec Inc. chief executive George Scangos was skeptical when he learned company researchers were pursuing a new treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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Neuralstem - Investors - Press Release

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that safety results from the first 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) to receive its stem cells were reported online in the peer-reviewed publication, STEM CELLS, on March 13th.

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Walk to Defeat ALS returns - Ithaca Journal

Walk to Defeat ALS returns - Ithaca Journal | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
Walk to Defeat ALS returnsIthaca JournalDICKINSON — The third annual Walk to Defeat ALS — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's Disease — will be held Aug. 12 at Otsiningo Park.
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Phi Delta Theta and RMU's community “walk the walk” to defeat ALS ...

Phi Delta Theta and RMU's community “walk the walk” to defeat ALS ... | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
The ALS Association is Phi Delta Theta's national philanthropy “in honor of Phi Delta Theta member and baseball great, Lou Gehrig,” said Zimmer. Dr. Stephen Stuban has participated in the Walk on the National Mall in ...
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ALS doesn't slow down rocker - SFBay

ALS doesn't slow down rocker - SFBay | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
One week later, his dreams shattered when Becker was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — Lou Gehrig's disease. Doctors gave him only three years to live. But at 42, he is now among the 5 percent of ALS ...
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Israeli Channel 2 reports: Dramatic Change in Patient with ALS and MG following Compassionate Use of BrainStorm's NurOwn(TM) Cell Therapy

Israeli Channel 2 reports: Dramatic Change in Patient with ALS and MG following Compassionate Use of BrainStorm's NurOwn(TM) Cell Therapy | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
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Dublin team in motor neuron breakthrough - The Irish Times - Wed, May 30, 2012

Dublin team in motor neuron breakthrough - The Irish Times - Wed, May 30, 2012 | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
RESEARCHERS AT the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have discovered how the body protects itself against the onset of motor neuron disease. The discovery immediately opens up new treatment options to counter this deadly disease.
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Beyond the Bucket List

Beyond the Bucket List | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
When faced with the prospect of dying from Lou Gehrig's disease, Susan Spencer-Wendel decided not to fight the prognosis. Instead, she decided to travel -- to see the Northern Lights in Canada, to partake of the legendary public baths in Hungary.
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Cytokinetics Announces CK-2017357 Receives Fast Track DesignationFrom the FDA for the Potential Treatment of Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis

Cytokinetics, Incorporated CYTK +5.50% announced today that CK-2017357, its fast skeletal muscle troponin activator, has received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the potential treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. CK-2017357, the lead drug candidate from the company's skeletal sarcomere activator program, is currently in Phase II clinical trials intended to inform a potential registration program.

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A Different Route to Finding a Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A Different Route to Finding a Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
A nonprofit for patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is taking a different route in trying to find a treatment for the disease.
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Biogen Idec seeks $1b payoff from solving Lou Gehrig puzzle - The Boston Globe

Biogen Idec Inc. chief executive George Scangos was skeptical when he learned company researchers were pursuing a new treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Emerging Medical Therapies | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Emerging Medical Therapies | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
Stem cells, immature cells that can differentiate into specialized adult cells, may represent the next generation of ALS therapy.
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Amazon.com: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Guide to Management (9780939957583): Hiroshi Mitsumoto, Forbes H. Norris: Books

Amazon.com: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Guide to Management (9780939957583): Hiroshi Mitsumoto, Forbes H. Norris: Books | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Guide to Management (9780939957583): Hiroshi Mitsumoto, Forbes H. Norris: Books (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Guide to Management: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio.
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Stem Cell Study Aids Quest for ALS Therapies | ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease

Stem Cell Study Aids Quest for ALS Therapies | ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports a breakthrough using cutting-edge stem cell research, which could speed up the discovery of new treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also...
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Bulldog women to host ALS Awareness Night - Redlands Daily Facts

Bulldog women to host ALS Awareness NightRedlands Daily FactsEvent organizers are striving to educate spectators about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Neuralstem ALS Stem Cell Trial Interim Results Reported in the Journal, STEM CELLS - MarketWatch (press release)

Neuralstem ALS Stem Cell Trial Interim Results Reported in the Journal, STEM CELLSMarketWatch (press release)ROCKVILLE, Md., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Neuralstem, Inc.
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