Category: ALS



Fill the Boot for the MDA

This year, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) launches its annual Fill the Boot fund-raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) online to address social distancing guidelines for the firefighters and the vulnerable community MDA serves.

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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