Trial News & Events

2016 ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute

The 6th Annual ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI), sponsored by The ALS Association, was held October 7 – 8, 2016 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  There were 37 people in attendance, including 11 patient-caregiver pairs, 4 returning research ambassadors and 7 faculty members. 

Confirmed: ALS Attacks Cognition and Behavior

Writing in the January 27 Neurology online, the study authors distinguished between symptoms of cognitive impairment and behavioral impairment among 274 people with ALS. Read more here.…

Update on ALS BrainStorm Stem Cell Clinical Trials

The new study showed that implanting stem cells that produce neurotrophic factors (MSC-NTF) into either muscle or the intrathecal space surrounding the spinal cord, or both, after 6 months were shown to be safe and associated with only mild and transient adverse effects, principally headache and fever. Read more here.…