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  • Pamela Anderson, Carey Hart Slam ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Online Rants

    08/21/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | August 21, 2014 | Javy Rodriguez
    Cool it! While Hollywood has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in droves, uploading often-creative, LOL videos and nominating each other, Pamela Anderson and Carey Hart took to their social media pages to criticize the viral campaign, meant to raise funds for Lou Gehrig's disease research. On Wednesday Aug. 20, Anderson, a longtime supporter of animal rights, posted a Facebook message criticizing ALS researchers for their research practices... The next morning, on Thursday, Aug. 21, Hart similarly railed against those who have hopped on the ice bucket bandwagon...
  • Newly identified bone marrow stem cells reveal markers for ALS

    07/09/2013 3:50:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | July 9, 2013 | NA
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating motor neuron disease that rapidly atrophies the muscles, leading to complete paralysis. Despite its high profile—established when it afflicted the New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig—ALS remains a disease that scientists are unable to predict, prevent, or cure. Although several genetic ALS mutations have been identified, they only apply to a small number of cases. The ongoing challenge is to identify the mechanisms behind the non-genetic form of the disease and draw useful comparisons with the genetic forms.Now, using samples of stem cells derived from the bone marrow of non-genetic ALS patients, Prof. Miguel...
  • Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dies

    02/25/2013 12:05:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | February 25, 2013 | Wade Tatangelo
    A nationally acclaimed guitar great and cherished member of the Sarasota-Bradenton music scene has passed. "Dangerous" Dan Toler – former guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman Band and Dickey Betts’ Great Southern group – died today at age 65, according to Gregg Allman Band mate and close friend Chaz Trippy. Toler was battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and living in the Whitfield area of Manatee County.
  • Researchers Say They've Found Common Cause of All Types of ALS

    (HealthDay News) -- The apparent discovery of a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could give a boost to efforts to find a treatment for the fatal neurodegenerative disease, a new study contends. Scientists have long struggled to identify the underlying disease process of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) and weren't even sure that a common disease process was associated with all forms of ALS. In this new study, Northwestern University researchers said they found that the basis of ALS is a malfunctioning protein recycling system in the neurons of the brain and spinal...
  • Former heavyweight boxing contender LeDoux dies at 62

    08/11/2011 8:08:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Former world heavyweight boxing contender and Minnesota Duluth football lineman Scott LeDoux died this afternoon at his home in Coon Rapids, Minn., at age 62 after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Ex-Gov Cellucci diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease

    01/06/2011 1:32:39 PM PST · by massmike · 30 replies ^ | 01/06/2011 | AP
    Paul Cellucci, the former Massachusetts governor and U.S. ambassador to Canada, announced today he has a relatively slowly progressing case of Lou Gehrig’s disease. "I’ve had symptoms for four years," the 62-year-old Cellucci said in a statement to The Associated Press. Despite some weakness, he said, "I am feeling quite well." Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks the brain and spine and usually is detected after muscle weakness. It progresses to complete paralysis, is incurable and is always fatal. Each year the disease, nicknamed for the New York Yankees player who died of it, kills about 5,000 Americans.
  • Blue-green algae tested for treating ALS (spirulina)

    12/21/2010 9:00:47 AM PST · by decimon · 7 replies
    University of South Florida (USF Health) ^ | December 21, 2010 | Unknown
    Ancient food source may offer neuroprotectionNutritional 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 Gehrig's disease, University of South Florida neuroscientists have found. Although more research is needed, they suggest that a spirulina-supplemented diet may provide clinical benefits for ALS patients. A spirulina dietary supplement was shown to delay the onset of motor symptoms and disease progression, reducing inflammatory markers and motor neuron death in a G93A mouse model of ALS. Spirulina, an ancient food source used by the...
  • Stem Cell Researchers Make ALS Advances Without Destroying Human Life

    08/01/2008 4:29:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 132+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/1/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Boston, MA ( -- Researchers at Harvard and Columbia have made advances dealing with ALS and stem cells without having to destroy human life. The scientists were able to use a new technique to transform the skin cells of patients with Lou Gehrig's disease into motor neurons. The process may one day be able to create tailor-made cells to replace the damaged ones and either reverse or slow down the deadly disease. An article on the research is scheduled for the July 31 edition of the medical journal Science describes the direct reprogramming process used to make the stem cells...
  • Adult Stem Cells to treat ALS

    06/29/2008 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,595+ views
    exacom ^ | 05.27.08
    Adult Stem Cells to treat ALS: UBC Study Vancouver researchers pioneer safe pathway to slow ALS using stem cells A unique pilot study has established a safe pathway for using bone-marrow stem cells to slow down and potentially treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease without cure. The study, published in the journal, Muscle & Nerve and led by Dr. Neil Cashman, professor of neurology at The University of British Columbia and director of the ALS program at Vancouver Coastal Health and VCH Research Institute, tested the use of a growth factor stimulant in ALS patients and found...
  • Hadassah uses stem cells for MS, ALS patients

    11/26/2007 8:08:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 706+ views
    The Jerusalem Post. ^ | Nov 22, 2007 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Neurologists at Jerusalem's Hadassah-University Hospital, Ein Kerem, are the first in the world to help multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients by injecting their spinal columns with large numbers of adult stem cells taken from their bone marrow and multiplied in culture. The clinical trial, while "encouraging" and "promising," remains highly experimental, as all the patients have undergone a single injection with no untreated control group for comparison. With the first patients having received it two years ago, it is too early to know how successful it will be in the long term. Prof. Dimitrios Karousis, a...
  • Researcher with ALS finds solace in expertise

    03/23/2008 12:50:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 567+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/22/08 | Sabin Russell
    From the living room of Dr. Richard Olney's Corte Madera home, sliding glass doors offer a wide-open view of the tidal marsh in front of his house, of passing clouds and of the shorebirds that fly in and fly out. Inside, the man who once rode mountain bikes and ran triathlons sits nearly motionless in his wheelchair. He watches the world with the same intense intellectual curiosity that made him one of the nation's leading experts in ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - popularly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Since 2004, ALS has been slowly killing him. Of unknown origin,...
  • Boxer Bobby Dykes Dies at 77 in Miami

    06/01/2006 9:48:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 352+ views ^ | 6 1 06 | Associated Press
    MIAMI - Bobby Dykes, a boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who fought Kid Gavilan and Sugar Ray Robinson, died at 77. He died Wednesday in his Coral Gables home, son-in-law Harry Roberts said. Dykes had Lou Gehrig's disease for about eight years, longtime companion Carolyn Carter said. Dykes was born in San Antonio and moved to Miami in the late 1940s. He became the area's most popular fighter at a time when boxing was king in Miami. "He remains the biggest drawing card in Miami boxing history," boxing historian Hank Kaplan said. Dykes, a lanky white left-hander, earned a...
  • "The Shield" producer Scott Brazil dies

    04/19/2006 5:29:27 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 15 replies · 771+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 4/19/06 | AP
    Emmy-winning producer-director Scott Brazil, whose television shows included "The Shield" and "Hill Street Blues," has died. He was 50. Brazil died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital of respiratory failure due to Lou Gehrig's disease and lyme disease complications, FX Networks spokesman John Solberg said Wednesday. Brazil was executive producer of "The Shield," the first original drama series on FX Networks, and he directed 11 episodes. Brazil and "Shield" creator and executive producer Shawn Ryan won the 2002 Golden Globe for drama series. Although his condition had worsened, Brazil used a motorized wheelchair to go about his duties as "The Shield"...
  • Freepers needed to battle ALS

    03/30/2006 1:30:00 AM PST · by gnarledmaw · 7 replies · 439+ views
    FreeRepublic Exlcusive | Wed, 29 March 2006 | William Toebe
    How does a hairdresser meeting a comedian equal a Freeper working to assist in the battle against Lou Gehrig's Disease? Oprah made me do it.Not really, but she is part of this story. Confused? I am too, at least at the way that seemingly small events in one persons life can add up with events in anothers to become something very important. Its a strange and winding path to where I am today, let me show you the way thus far, I think you might wish to continue this journey with me... Tim Pfaffendorf was the owner of a hair...
  • Researcher to Seek Clinical Trial on ALS

    04/22/2005 1:33:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 516+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 22, 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher said he would ask federal regulators Friday to approve the first clinical trial injecting special stem cells into the spinal cords of people with the degenerative nerve ailment called Lou Gehrig's disease. The trial would test whether a technique anatomy professor Clive Svendsen has pioneered on rats afflicted with the disease is safe to use on people. If successful, Svendsen said a much larger clinical trial aimed at treating the disease could be under way in two or three years.About 30,000 Americans currently have the disease, which gradually kills brain cells...
  • Calling the ShotsThe realities of the Anthrax Vaccination Immunization Program

    04/06/2005 4:13:40 PM PDT · by tacomonkey2002 · 1 replies · 333+ views ^ | 03/25/05 | By Kathryn Goodson
    Calling the Shots The realities of the Anthrax Vaccination Immunization Program By Kathryn Goodson 03/25/05 “Before I go into detail about my adverse reactions to the Anthrax vaccination, I’d like to point out that when I was vaccinated, I was not informed of any potential adverse side effects or of the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). There were no hand outs, product inserts, literature, or health questionnaires to read or fill out. I just had to report to immunization, turn in my shot records, and receive the shot. When I voiced my concerns about receiving this vaccine, I was...
  • An A.L.S. Puzzle on the Soccer Field

    03/01/2005 3:54:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies · 1,258+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 1, 2005 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Why soccer would be a risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a mystery. But a new study has found that Italian professional soccer players get the disease at a rate nearly six times as great as the general population. The study, led by Dr. Adriano Chiò, a professor in the department of neuroscience at the University of Turin, was inspired by the work of an Italian prosecutor, Raffaele Guariniello, who was investigating soccer players' use of illegal drugs. As part of his inquiry, he ordered a report on the causes of death among 24,000 men who played professional or semiprofessional...
  • Please Pray for Freeper Friend and Other Family Friend

    05/30/2002 5:29:28 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 134 replies · 451+ views
    self | 5-30-02 | Freedom'sWorthIt
    Please pray for Freeper Friend Lex (has not posted here in awhile) who has cancer and is in much pain. I have posted to several threads but not an independent thread for prayer for her until now. Please pray for God's healing mercies for Lex, a dear one who attended the 1998 March for Justice and who was a frequent article poster here. Please pray for God to provide all the necessary wisdom and to supply every need involved with this situation. Thank you in advance, all you Free Republic prayer warriors. Also, a brother of my sister in law...