Navigation Links
Prize4Life and the Jackson Laboratory team up to fight ALS
Date:12/10/2009

Prize4Life, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), is partnering with The Jackson Laboratory to help more researchers identify treatment candidates that increase the lifespan of mice that model ALS.

The Jackson Laboratory will provide the most widely used ALS mouse models, and expert guidance for how to work with them, to researchers participating in the Prize4Life $1 million challenge. Established in 2008, the Avi Kremer ALS Treatment Prize is named for a Harvard Business School student who was diagnosed with ALS and who, with fellow students, founded Prize4Life in 2004 to accelerate research for treating and curing ALS by using large inducement prizes.

In 2006, Prize4Life opened the ALS Biomarker Challenge, offering a $1 million prize to the researcher who could find a biomarker that would reliably measure disease progress in ALS patients. Both prizes are open to all interested researchers and have attracted research teams from industry and academia from around the world.

Teams competing for the Avi Kremer ALS Treatment Prize are pursuing several approaches, including therapies to replace damaged cells, protein-based therapeutics, and small-molecule drugs that interfere with ALS-implicated pathways.

ALS progressively erodes muscle control, including the ability to breathe. Five-year survival is rare. According to Jackson Laboratory ALS researcher Gregory Cox, Ph.D., fewer than 10 percent of the 5,600 new ALS cases diagnosed in the United States each year can be directly attributed to family genetics. "This disorder is so devastating, and our knowledge base is still so incomplete," says Dr. Cox. "Our expectation is that there will be a genetic susceptibility to ALS, that it's not completely random."

The first genetic factors to be conclusively linked to ALS, albeit in only 3 percent of cases, are mutations in the antioxidant enzyme superoxide d
'/>"/>

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Prize4Life and the Alzheimer Research Forum Announce Launch of New Web-Portal for ALS Research
2. Prize4Life Marks One-Year Anniversary of Avi Kremer ALS Treatment Prize
3. Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Promote Awareness about the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
4. Randy Jackson Takes Aim at Diabetes
5. CapitalSouth Bank Officially Opens Three of Four New Locations in Jacksonville
6. First in Nation: notMYkid Educational Center Is Now a Reality Thanks to a Partnership Between Chrysler, Barrett-Jackson and notMYkid
7. Jackson Lewis to Support Presagias Integrated Absence & Disability Management Solution
8. Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Cincinnati Area Residents about the Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
9. Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Minneapolis Area about the Connection between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
10. Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Raleigh Area Residents About the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
11. Jackson Hewitt(R) Celebrates Healthcare Workers With Occupation-Based Tax Savings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Butler Mobility has ... Inclined Platform Lifts . Previously the two standard ... five new beautiful earth tone colors as standard colors at ... well in the home but will enhance the beauty of ... for any home color scheme or individual décor. , The ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Microbiology testing is ... in-vitro diagnostics industry, which is expected to pose the ... The sector owes its growth to the ongoing spread ... health worldwide and a major factor leading to the ... of bio-terrorism, and a broader availability of immunosuppressants, among ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... Surgery ’s own, Dr. William Koenig, has topped a ... his peers, he has performed over 400 successful procedures ... , Dr. Koenig is well known across the country ... His exceptional safety record has long been the foundation ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap ... comes to the summer concert schedule, it just isn’t complete without ... of the biggest names in country music and one of the ... his “That’s My Kind of Night” tour featuring Lee Brice and ... through the rest of the summer and into the fall includes ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Biostimulants are widely ... in turf and ornamentals. These also help turf and ... length of roots. Turf, ornamentals, and flowers appear healthy ... this usage has increased from the last few years. ... and ornamentals is Europe, with around 40% share in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Butler Mobility Products Announces Five New Standard Colors for Their Inclined Platform Lifts 2Health News:World Virology and Bacteriology Testing Sector Discussed in Comprehensive VPG Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World Virology and Bacteriology Testing Sector Discussed in Comprehensive VPG Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Rochester Surgeon Hits Milestone with Keller Funnel 2Health News:Luke Bryan Ticket Prices Slashed at Concord Pavilion 2Health News:Luke Bryan Ticket Prices Slashed at Concord Pavilion 3Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Biostimulants Market in Turf and Ornamentals is Expected to Reach $ 3.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... virologist has blamed the resurgence of polio in India on ... used// for its eradication. ,Polio cases have risen ... of last year. Appearance of Indian strains of the virus ... has alarmed the World Health Organization (WHO). ,Thekakkara ...
... a motive of enabling women the best possible avenues to ... free breast cancer screening// in Dubai, scheduled to begin next ... in the emirate, UAE nationals, expatriates and visitors, to avail ... is absolutely essential to achieve better treatment outcomes. ...
... year's World Heart Day -- "How Young is Your Heart" ... Chennai// : "Be Proactive, Get the Facts". ,According ... "Learning that you or someone you love has a serious ... hope than ever. By taking a proactive role in learning ...
... in Wales are calling on the National Assembly for Wales ... release// patients from a heavy financial burden. ,Welsh ... to park at hospitals is an indirect tax on healthcare. ... clinics do so by car. Often, these people have to ...
... plays a central coordinating role towards the development of diabetes//. ... protein, calcineurin, is vital to the proper functioning of the ... ,This protein has been found to be responsible for ... to diabetes. This study in mice has led to the ...
... always been a blessing for the HIV patients, but new ... ARV’s are capable of halting// the progress of mental illness, ... known that HIV-infection could lead to mental illness. Nearly 40% ... Dr Michelle Rogers, a psychiatrist, says: "There were several really ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Polio Outbreak in India due to Vaccine Failure, Says Expert 2Health News:This World Heart Day, Be Proactive, Get the Facts 2Health News:This World Heart Day, Be Proactive, Get the Facts 3Health News:Abolish Car Parking Charges at Welsh Hospitals, says BMA Cymru Wales 2Health News:Abolish Car Parking Charges at Welsh Hospitals, says BMA Cymru Wales 3Health News:Abolish Car Parking Charges at Welsh Hospitals, says BMA Cymru Wales 4
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Research ... addition of the "Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market ... the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected ... report to their offering. ... immunoprotein diagnostic testing has been segmented according to ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today announced an agreement ... held by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, clearing the way ... diazepam) for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience ... Biotie has advanced the development program for NRL-1 and ... work required for NDA submission to the FDA.  Given ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  The U.S. Department ... three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center ... new national model aimed at improving care for patients ... Care," the project will test a unique model developed ... with late-stage disease, significant comorbidities, or demonstrated need for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Immunoprotein Diagnostic Testing Market - Forecasts to 2019: Expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6% and is expected to be valued at USD 4,943.0 million 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4
... BEACH, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 Every business needs a ... others use a differentiation advantage. Hospitals are not immune from ... Dr. Barry Friedberg says if hospitals want ... institute the use of a brain monitor in all surgeries ...
... an innovative medical technology company focused on the treatment ... Relations, LLC of Bridgewater, N.J., as its public relations ... for the Aerocrine brand; most immediately surrounding the NIOX ... available to measure exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) to aid ...
Cached Medicine Technology:If Hospitals Want a Competitive Advantage - Use Brain Monitors in Surgeries Requiring Sedation says Renowned Anesthesiologist 2R&J Public Relations Named Agency of Record for Aerocrine, Inc. 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: