Health

Unique case of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care

The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a hyperemesis syndrome with chronic use. Because this ...

Neuroscience

Stem cells provide information about neuron resilience in ALS

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a stem cell-based model to study the resilience and vulnerability of neurons in the neurodegenerative disease ALS. The results are published in the journal Stem ...

Neuroscience

The mechanism behind the pluripotency-differentiation transition

Induced pluripotent stem cells can turn into any type of cell in the body or remain in their original form. In the current edition of Molecular Cell, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München describe how cells decide ...

Neuroscience

Experimental drug shows promise for genetic form of ALS

An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results, the experimental drug was linked to possible ...

Neuroscience

What happens in the bodies of ALS patients?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable disease of the central nervous system. In most cases, ALS is fatal within a short period following diagnosis. However, people sometimes live with the disease for decades, ...

Neuroscience

Researchers reveal novel therapeutic strategy for ALS

Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and their collaborators have revealed a new cellular mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggesting a novel therapeutic strategy targeting the RNA degradation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blacks live longer, not necessarily better, with ALS

(HealthDay)—Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure called a tracheostomy, a new study shows.

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