Genetics Muscular Dystrophy / ALS

ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies? New research finds previously unknown subtypes of motor neurons in […]

Muscular Dystrophy / ALS

Pollutants may speed up ALS progression

New research, appearing in the BMJ Journal of Neurology, suggests that various pollutants may not only raise the risk of people developing ALS but also make the disease advance faster. Pesticides may increase the risk of developing ALS, new research confirms. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative condition […]

Muscular Dystrophy / ALS

ALS: A new therapy may be in sight

New research makes a discovery that “suggests a clear approach for developing a potential therapy for ALS.” New experiments may provide ‘great hope’ for people living with ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects a person’s motor neurons. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), people with […]

Muscular Dystrophy / ALS

How can gold help repair muscle injuries?

Researchers have revealed that nanoparticles of gold, attached to natural anti-inflammatory agents, work well on inflammation and can also promote muscle regeneration. Scientists now believe that we can use gold to help treat muscle injuries. Muscle injuries can take a while to recover from. This is because inflammation that occurs soon after an injury can […]

Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Neurology / Neuroscience

How using your legs keeps your brain healthy

New research suggests that moving one’s legs is crucial for brain health. In fact, exercising leg muscles helps the brain to produce new neurons, the study suggests. The findings help researchers to better understand the progression of neurological and motor neuron diseases. Climbing stairs can help to keep your brain healthy. Both astronauts and people […]

Muscular Dystrophy / ALS

ALS: Immune cells may slow disease progression

A new study brings hope for people with ALS. Immunotherapy may dramatically slow down the progression of the disease, it shows. In the future, people with ALS could receive an injection of immune cells to slow down the progression of the disease. The neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects nerve cells, which control the […]