News tagged with motor neuron disease

Author Terry Pratchett defends right-to-die film

(AP) -- Writer Terry Pratchett said Tuesday that watching a man being helped to die had reaffirmed his support for assisted suicide, while anti-euthanasia groups criticized the televised death as propaganda.

dateJun 14, 2011 in Other
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Blue-green algae tested for treating ALS

Nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, appeared to provide neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou ...

dateDec 21, 2010 in Medical research
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Preserving nerve cells in motor neuron disease

A team of researchers, led by Scott Oakes, at the University of California, San Francisco, has identified a way to prevent symptom onset, weight loss, and paralysis and extend survival in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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