Category Archives: News from Other Sources

News gathered from external sources by our RSS aggregator.

Major pathway identified in nerve cell death offers hope for therapies

New research highlights how nerves – whether harmed by disease or traumatic injury – start to die, a discovery that unveils novel targets for developing drugs to slow or halt peripheral neuropathies…

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

Breakthrough in ‘editing’ mitochondrial disease DNA

High percentages of mutated mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe and incurable diseases. The Salk Institute report success in designing enzymes to ‘edit’ out this mutated DNA.

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

A new tool for understanding ALS: Patients’ brain cells

Researchers create a free public library of versatile stem cells from ALS patientsFast Facts: More than 30,000 people in the U.S.

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

New model could help identify root cause of swallowing disorder dysphagia

Findings may ‘change the landscape’ of dysphagia interventionNearly 40 percent of Americans 60 and older are living with a swallowing disorder known as dysphagia.

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

New model could help identify root cause of swallowing disorder dysphagia

Findings may ‘change the landscape’ of dysphagia interventionNearly 40 percent of Americans 60 and older are living with a swallowing disorder known as dysphagia.

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer’s, ALS

Research study by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative diseasesIn the case of animal model Alzheimer’s disease…

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer’s, ALS

Research study by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative diseasesIn the case of animal model Alzheimer’s disease…

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

Pathway known to suppress tumors may also reduce burden of neurodegenerative diseases

Findings shed light on quality control measures that help keep cells healthy and go awry in diseases like ALSA molecular pathway known to suppress tumors appears to also be a major player in…

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

Mount Sinai scientists establish link between ALS and the body’s response to viral infection

A key protein previously implicated in Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurological diseases plays an important role in the response to viral infection, according to a study led by scientists from the…

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responses

Researchers from McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York have discovered that a protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases like ALS also plays an…

Posted in News from Other Sources | Comments closed

  • Donate
  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    A group of diseases causing muscle weakness at birth. Several defined genetic mutations cause muscles to break down faster than they can repair or grow. A child with CMD may have various neurological or physical impairments. Some children never gain the ability to walk, while others lose the ability as they grow older. Learn more...

  • Register Now!
  • Upcoming Fundraisers

    No events
  • Register Now!