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This May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of ALS

By sequencing microRNA within exosomes originating in the brain, it is now possible to definitively distinguish blood samples of ALS patients from healthy controls, researchers at the Brain Chemistry Labs report in Royal Society Open Biology.

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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