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ProGas Study Finds Benefit in Earlier Gastrostomy for ALS patients
August 20, 2015

As ALS progresses and impairs patients’ ability to maintain sufficient oral nutritional intake, patients often require long-term nutritional support via gastrostomy, a procedure for inserting a feeding tube directly into the stomach.   The...

Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars Fund Expanded Collaboration Between Biogen and Columbia University
August 20, 2015

The Boston-area based biotech company, Biogen, is expanding its $30 million collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) (see Feb 2015 news). With funding...

Chaperone Therapeutics and ALS TDI  Partner to Tackle Protein Misfolding in ALS
August 20, 2015

North Carolina-based biotechnology company Chaperone Therapeutics and the nonprofit biotechnology company, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), have...

New Study Finds Detrimental Effect of Guanabenz in ALS Mouse Model
August 19, 2015

A new study led by scientists from the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) underscores the complexity of therapeutic interventions that perturb ER stress and the unfolded protein response (UPR), pathways...

Kadimastem’s Stem Cell Therapy Shows Benefit in ALS Rat Model
August 19, 2015

Following promising results with their stem cell therapy in ALS rat models, the Israeli biotechnology company Kadimastem is preparing for a Pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) Meeting with the US FDA to...

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