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Hawking at Paralympics?


August 26th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is likely to be involved in the Opening Ceremony of Paralympic Games here Aug 29.It is unclear whether he will be ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking may increase risk of muscle-wasting disease


February 15th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that cigarette smoking may be associated with an increased risk of developing the muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).To examine the association between cigarette smoking ... 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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Sabrina Parker, The Youngest ALS Patient Leaves Her Last Breathe


December 20th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sabrina Parker was the youngest patient diagnosed with the deadly disease of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), at the age of fifteen. She left her last breathe ... Read more...

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Holland Reynolds Crawls Her Way To State Championship


December 5th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For high school country star Holland Reynolds, this was an experience that she would remember for the rest of her life. Although the 16-year-old collapsed half ... 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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270 Mile Tri-State Trek Points At Deadly Lou Gehrig Disease


July 25th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday around 200 cyclists including police sergeants and officers will be meeting at Greenwich to bring to completion the three-day long Tri-State bike trek that ... Read more...

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Eating a handful of pecans daily may protect brain


June 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new animal study has suggested that eating about a handful of pecans each day can protect the nervous system.The study, conducted at the Center for Cellular ... 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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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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Transplanted stem cells form proper brain connections in newborn mice


January 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): In a new study, U.S. scientists found that transplanted neurons grown from embryonic stem cells were able to form proper brain connections in new born mice.Researchers from Stanford ... 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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Former Minnesota Vikings Player Orlando Thomas Still Alive


October 29th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct. 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Minnesota Vikings player Orlando Thomas is still alive and has not died, as was reported earlier. The defensive back who played for the National Football ... 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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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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Stephen Hawking set for ‘full recovery’ after hospital tests


April 21st, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (DPA) British physicist Stephen Hawking is expected to make a "full recovery" after undergoing a series of tests in a hospital in Cambridge, a spokesman for Cambridge University 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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Trojan Horse stem cells can deliver gene therapy to injured nervous system


October 14th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): American researchers have found that transplanted bone marrow stem cells can attach themselves to injured areas in the brain or spinal cord. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) researchers at ... 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 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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Chemical exposure may raise risk of Lou Gehrigs disease


April 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard University in Boston have shown that exposure to a common environmental chemical might increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known ... Read more...

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Leaky blood vessels may play key role in Lou Gehrig’s progression


April 8th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has found that leaky blood vessels that are unable to protect the spinal cord from toxins may play ... Read more...

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Study shows ALS aggregates are composed of only one protein


March 23rd, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study has provided a big clue to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), by discovering that the dense protein aggregates that contribute to the nerve ... Read more...

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Mariah Carey desires Stephen Hawkings voice machine


January 6th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Mariah Carey has revealed that she would love to own a voice machine like British scientist Stephen Hawking - because she would like to give her wrist a ... Read more...

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