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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinical Trials

A listing of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (65) clinical trials

A Study to Evaluate the Performance of a Diagnostic Test in ALS

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive, degenerative disease of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that leads to muscle atrophy and spasticity in limb and bulbar muscles. Clinical presentations of this fatal disease include weakness, loss of ambulation, oropharyngeal dysfunction, weight loss, and ...

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Genomic Translation for ALS Care

In all patients, ALS/MND is caused by the progressive death of motor neurons. However, every patient is affected differently. Some develop symptoms in their 80's while others get sick in adolescence. Swallowing/speech are affected first in some patients, but most have weakness in their hands or feet at onset. Some ...

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Oral Nutritional Supplementation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare neurodegenerative disease with a median age at time of diagnosis of 65 years. In France, the incidence ranges between 1.5 and 2.5/100 000 person-year of follow-up. The disease is related to progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the two voluntary motor pathways. It ...

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BrainGate2: Feasibility Study of an Intracortical Neural Interface System for Persons With Tetraplegia

The goal of the BrainGate2 research and development project is to identify the core methods and features for a medical device that could allow people with paralysis to recover a host of abilities that normally rely on the hands.

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A clinical trial seeking patients for a research study for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Healthy individuals from fALS families with a known genetic mutation will be included in this study. We encourage people who have previously undergone genetic testing and were found to carry the mutation that affects their family as well as those who do not know their genetic status to contact us. ...

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Mitochondrial Functions and Oxidative Stress in ALS Patients

In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), malnutrition is frequent (16 to 50 % of the patients) and is an independent prognostic factor. One of the implicated factors is the increase of resting energy expenditure (REE) which can be found in about 50 % of ALS patients. The origin of this hypermetabolism ...

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Derivation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells From an Existing Collection of Human Somatic Cells

The potential to reprogram somatic cells into an embryonic state raises multiple basic research questions related both to the process of reprogramming and the properties of iPS cells. We will use various approaches to study the molecular mechanisms and processes that occur during reprogramming. We will use various experimental systems ...

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Cortex Changes in Real/Imagined Movements in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

A severe physical disability has a dramatic impact on a person's life, whether it is caused by a neuro-degenerative disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a brainstem stroke, or a spinal cord injury. Someone with these conditions may be effectively "locked-in," retaining their cognitive ability, but unable to perform ...

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Genetics of Familial and Sporadic ALS

The investigators long term goals are to improve diagnosis and develop effective treatments that arrest or ameliorate symptoms of ALS, and possibly delay or prevent disease onset in individuals at risk for developing familial ALS (FALS). In order to do this one must understand how disease develops at a molecular ...

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Epidemiology and Genetics of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in the French West Indies

The amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive muscular paralysis due to degeneration of motor neurons in the primary motor cortex, corticospinal pathway, brain stem and spinal cord. The incidence is estimated at 2/100 000 per year and prevalence at approximately 4/100000. Various clinical forms are ...

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