Researchers Test Drug For Treating Als

Researchers test drug for treating ALS

A team of Japanese researchers says an existing drug could be effective in treating an intractable motor neuron disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

The group, comprising researchers at Kyoto University and other institutions, announced on Tuesday that it has begun clinical trials based on its studies involving iPS cells, or induced pluripotent stem cells.

'wish To Atone': Hiroshima Doctor Carries On Father's Legacy Of Treating Korean Hibakusha

'Wish to atone': Hiroshima doctor carries on father's legacy of treating Korean hibakushaAs Japan and South Korea marked 50 years of normalized diplomatic relations on June 22, one doctor continues to quietly undertake work involving the two countries that his father began over 40 years ago: bringing Korean hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) to Hiroshima, and treating them free of charge in an effort aimed at historical atonement.

Nintendo Wii Useful In Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Nintendo Wii useful in treating Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers developing therapies for people with Parkinson’s disease have found that patients practicing their balance on the Wii Balance Board will reduce their risks of falling.

According to the study, patients who utilized the Wii equipment in conjunction with other treadmill and cycling exercises increased their Tinetti Score 18 from about 22.3 to 26.6.