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Euthanasia illegal in many countries


March 7th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Euthanasia, a process which painlessly helps a terminally ill person to die, is illegal in many countries across the world. However, a few countries have ... Read more...

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16-Year-Old Sabrina Parker Dies Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


December 21st, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It must have been very hard for Sabrina Parker's family and friends to accept the death of the teenager who lost her life to the fatal ... Read more...

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Mysterious cells may play role in Lou Gehrig’s disease


November 18th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers, who tracked the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, have discovered in mice that these ... Read more...

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Single gene acts as ‘master organizer’ of motor neurons in spinal cord


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that a single type of gene acts regulates motor neurons in the spinal cord.The finding could help scientists develop ... Read more...

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New genetic risk factor for Lou Gehrig’s disease identified


August 26th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.Using yeast and fruit flies as simple, yet rapid ... Read more...

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New discovery may be the answer to Lou Gehrig’s death


August 18th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A new study has raised a question: did the baseball legend Lou Gehrig actually die of the disease that has come to bear his name, or a similar, ... Read more...

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Concert To Raise Awareness For Lou Gehrig’s Disease


May 17th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been reported that the PALS, or the Prevent ALS group, an organization founded in the memory of Jimmy Duffy, is going to organize a ... Read more...

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New research promises treatment for swallowing disorders


April 29th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Lou Gehrig's patients could soon be receiving advanced treatment, thanks to the efforts of an American researcher who is developing a test to diagnose the origins of swallowing ... Read more...

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Medical Conmen Uses Stem Cell Cure Bait To Capture Preys


April 19th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Apr 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the viewers of CBS' "60 Minutes" got to see how in the 21st century stem cell cure for incurable diseases is put as a ... Read more...

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American Medical Conman Markets Stem Cell As The Snake Oil Of The 21st Century


April 19th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American conmen used to journey town to town to vend medical cures said to be generated utilizing Chinese snakes. Snake oil was ineffective and hazardous. ... Read more...

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“Live For The Moment”: A CBS Presentation


January 29th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Live For The Moment is CBS network's latest series that had its premier on Thursday. It featured the protagonist Roger Childs. He is a victim of ... Read more...

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Lead paradox could lead to new therapy for Lou Gehrig’s disease


December 1st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that high level of lead, which is a neurotoxic heavy metal, can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease-a finding that ... Read more...

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Smoking may increase Lou Gehrig’s disease risk


November 17th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Smoking can increase a person's risk of developing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, say researchers.Lead researcher and neurologist Dr. Carmel Armon, from Baystate ... Read more...

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Mandy Patinkin Appears In The Medical Drama Series “Three Rivers”


November 16th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov.16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The fans of the popular medical drama 'Three Rivers' were in for a treat as the much acclaimed American actor Mandy Patinkin made a guest appearance on ... Read more...

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Potential drug candidate for slowing Lou Gehrig’s disease progression identified


October 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A chemical cousin of a drug currently used to treat sepsis has been found to drastically reduce the spread of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease.The ... Read more...

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11 new genetic variations linked to type 2 diabetes


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists from Michigan Technological University have identified 11 new genetic variants linked to Type 2 diabetes.With the help of Ensemble Learning Approach (ELA) software, the researchers have isolated ... Read more...

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Rourke wants to quickly complete mafia flick


September 28th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Mickey Rourke wants to wrap up his upcoming mafia flick 'The Ice Man' before the author of the book on which the movie is based is dead.Rourke plays ... Read more...

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Three genes linked to Lou Gehrig’s disease identified


September 10th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): Researchers at Michigan Technological University have identified three genes that play a major role in the most common type of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), generally known as Lou ... Read more...

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OJ Brigance in “True Courage”


April 27th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by GD
OJ Brigance in “True Courage” from NFL Films on TV tonight tells his story.This longtime Baltimore football fixture currently fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), wants you to join the cause against this ... Read more...

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Coffee beneficial for males, not females, with Lou Gehrig’s disease


April 17th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A research team including an Indian-origin boffin has found that coffee may be beneficial for men with Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) but for women, it may ... Read more...

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Scott LeDoux Begins the Fight of His Life Against Twitches


April 13th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by GD
That Scott LeDoux was a boxing legend is only evident from the pictures and memories on his wall. The boxer who has been in the ring with legends like Foreman, Ali, ... Read more...

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Jane Fonda finds herself old and matronly in 33 Variations photos


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 2 (ANI): American actress Jane Fonda has revealed that she finds herself looking old and matronly in Moises Kaufman''s 33 Variations photos.Fonda, who has just turned 71, said ... Read more...

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Cell-derived Lou Gehrig’’s disease model may help test novel therapeutics


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have described a new human cell-derived model of myotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig''s disease, which can offer new method of studying the ... Read more...

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Outnumbering bad cells with good reduces neuron loss, extends life in ALS rats


October 20th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found in experiments conducted on rat models of ALS, also called Lou Gehrig''s disease, that transplanting a new line of stem cell-like cells ... Read more...

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Technology may one day convey messages by thought alone


October 14th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): The U.S. Army is funding a new research project to explore the possibility of creating a technology that will enable soldiers to convey messages by thought. The ... Read more...

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Neurotransmitter defect behind autoimmune disease uncovered


October 7th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, say that they have uncovered a neurotransmitter defect that may trigger Devic''s disease, a potentially blinding neurological disorder that ... Read more...

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Data mining may help predict signs of Lou Gehrig’’s disease sooner than traditional methods


August 4th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A research team led by psychologists at the University of Maryland''s School of Medicine is using "pattern array" software to see movements in rats, which they believe ... Read more...

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Protein that plays vital role in Lou Gehrig’’s disease identified


July 29th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 29 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Brandeis and Harvard Medical School scientists have identified a protein, called superoxide dismutase, that plays a vital role in the cause and ... Read more...

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Umbilical cord blood cell transplants may harbour Lou Gehrig’s cure


June 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of South Florida have revealed that umbilical cord blood cells transplants may offer a treatment for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known ... Read more...

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Lou Gehrig’s patients experience an astonishingly high quality of life


June 22nd, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease maintain high quality of life despite the severity of condition. ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on genetics of Lou Gehrig’s disease progression


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): University of Tokyo researchers claim to have gained valuable insights into the genetics of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Lead researchers Dr. ... Read more...

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Scientists use yeast cells to screen drugs for neurodegenerative diseases


April 18th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Penn researchers are developing a novel approach for selecting drugs to fend off neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, with the ... Read more...

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First diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s on the anvil


April 7th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 7 (ANI): A US company has revealed that it plans to launch new blood test that can give an early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease and distinguish between Parkinsons and ... Read more...

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Gene linked to Lou Gehrig’s disease may also cause common dementia


February 21st, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a gene linked to inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, may ... Read more...

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