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<h2><a href="/news/mda-alsa-co-fund-clump-busting-research-als">MDA, ALSA Co-Fund &#039;Clump-Busting&#039; Research in ALS</a></h2>
<p>MDA has joined forces with the ALS Association to fight ALS through a grant to James Shorter at the University of Pennsylvania</p>
<span class="readmore"><a href="/news/mda-alsa-co-fund-clump-busting-research-als">Read More</a></span> <h2><a href="/news/als-mexiletine-helped-muscle-cramps-did-not-show-other-benefits">ALS: Mexiletine Helped Muscle Cramps But Did Not Show Other Benefits</a></h2>
<p>In a phase 2 trial, the drug mexiletine was found to reduce the frequency of muscle cramps but not to affect motor or respiratory function</p>
<span class="readmore"><a href="/news/als-mexiletine-helped-muscle-cramps-did-not-show-other-benefits">Read More</a></span> <h2><a href="/news/als-brainstorm-test-nurown-cells-us">ALS: BrainStorm to Test NurOwn Cells in US</a></h2>
<p>Israeli biotechnology company BrainStorm will test its adult stem cells, derived from bone marrow, in 48 ALS patients at three sites</p>
<span class="readmore"><a href="/news/als-brainstorm-test-nurown-cells-us">Read More</a></span> <h2><a href="/news/tirasemtiv-may-slow-respiratory-decline-als">Tirasemtiv May Slow Respiratory Decline in ALS</a></h2>
<p>Results of a large-scale trial of tirasemtiv in ALS show the drug may slow respiratory decline without improving scores on the ALS Functional Rating Scale</p>
<span class="readmore"><a href="/news/tirasemtiv-may-slow-respiratory-decline-als">Read More</a></span> <h2><a href="/news/shape-genetic-material-matters-c9orf72-related-als">Shape of Genetic Material Matters in C9ORF72-Related ALS</a></h2>
<p>An MDA-supported research team has found that expansions of the C9ORF72 gene cause formation of abnormally shaped DNA and RNA, with adverse effects on cells</p>
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