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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

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Scientists find two new potential therapeutic options for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological illness with a poor prognosis, but two new trials suggest a brighter future. A team of scientists led by the University of Southern California (USC) discovered a gene and a protein in human cells and live mice that appear to be good Read More...

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Brain implant allows completely “locked-in” patient to communicate

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Niels Birbaumer, a former neuroscientist at the University of Tübingen in Germany, and Dr. Ujwal Chaundhary, a former biomedical engineer at the same university and the current managing director at ALS Voice gGmbH, a German-based neurobiotechnology company, a totally Read More...

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This skin-like device could help ALS patients communicate more easily

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) gradually lose control over the muscles that allow them to speak. And while there are some communication devices for ALS patients, most of them are quite cumbersome to use on a daily basis because of their bulky size and the fact that they’re Read More...