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Scientists replicate ALS dementia in mice

Northwestern University researchers have developed the first animal model for dementia associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Google's Calico acquires UT Southwestern compounds for neurodegenerative disorders

A new class of compounds discovered by investigators at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center that could treat a range of neurodegenerative disorders has caught the eye of Google's new biotechnology venture Calico.

Antioxidant could slow progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, extend lifespan

An antioxidant discovered more than a dozen years ago may be able to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a devastating neurodegenerative disease that is usually fatal within 5 years of diagnosis that currently has no cure.

Glaxo compound slows Lou Gehrig's disease in animal models

A team headed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has figured out a way to reduce the toxicity of Lou Gehrig's disease by slowing neuron dysfunction in animal models. The discovery could offer a new way to treat the disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Eli Lilly, Project A.L.S. forge preclinical drug discovery pact

Eli Lilly and the nonprofit Project A.L.S. are teaming up to boost the pipeline of potential drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig' disease.

Industry Voices: Researching ALS through new eyes--Why data science will foster life science breakthroughs

An innovative new approach, drawing on the disciplines of both medical science and data science, offers the promise of an unprecedented breakthrough in the search for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Cytokinetics patches up ALS drug trial after costly study snafu

Forced to remedy an error in a study for a potential ALS drug, Cytokinetics has revealed plans to amend the protocol of the midstage trial with expanded enrollment.

Failed ALS study haunts Biogen in lawsuit from unhappy partner

Biogen Idec has been unable to shake off Knopp Neurosciences, from which Biogen licensed a compound against Lou Gehrig's disease that fell short in a recent late-stage study.

Biogen Idec to offset tax burden for workers in same-sex relationships

Biogen Idec ($BIIB) is reaching into its own pocket to make up for a federal tax that hits its gay employees, The Boston Globe reported. Next year the biotech giant is expected to start padding the pay of homosexual staffers who are taxed, unlike their heterosexual coworkers, on health-insurance contributions for their spouses.

Biogen Idec bankrolls top academics' exploration of Lou Gehrig's disease

Today the company announced the initiative focused on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, with plans to funnel more than $10 million over three years into projects from neuroscience experts at institutions such as Columbia University, Harvard University, Rockefeller University and Yale University.