Israeli scientists announce new treatment for ALS

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2017
by Alex Muller

Drug developed at Ben-Gurion University said to improve brain function and life expectancy, may help Alzheimers and Parkinsons sufferers too.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Ice bucket challenge: What's happened since?

Posted in Online on 4th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

In what has been described as the world's largest social media phenomenon, more than 17 million people uploaded videos to Facebook which were then watched by 440 million people.

An existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy old age brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

New experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent changes in the aging brain.

Study Suggests ALS Starts In The Brain

Posted in Medicine on 12th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

It is estimated that at any given time as many as 30,000 Americans may have the condition, but only about 5,000 are diagnosed at any time.