Category: ALS



New Disability Scale Better Assesses ALS Outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disability scale (ROADS) that uses the mathematically rigorous Rasch methodology outperforms the revised ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) in measuring ALS patient-reported outcomes, researchers report.

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Amino Acid May Be Useful in Treating ALS

L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid, is gaining increased attention from scientists as a possible treatment for ALS following a new study published recently in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology that suggests L-serine successfully reduced ALS-like changes in an animal model of ALS.

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