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The money goes to fund promising treatment research and development. It helps with ALS family assistance, such as our annual Higher Education Scholarship program.
April marks National Volunteer Month. This observance holds very special meaning for all of us here at the Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.). That’s because we are a 100% all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. There are no administrative costs.
That means no salaries, payments, or perks for anyone. Out-of-pocket expenses truly means out of our [...]
Cytokinetics, Incorporated announced today the initiation of a first-time-in-humans, Phase I clinical trial of CK-2127107 in healthy male volunteers. Cytokinetics is developing CK-2127107, a novel small molecule activator of the fast skeletal muscle troponin complex, for the potential improvement of skeletal muscle function in diseases and medical conditions associated with neuromuscular dysfunction, muscular weakness, and/or muscle fatigue. Like tirasemtiv, the lead drug candidate from the company’s skeletal muscle activator program, CK-2127107 slows the rate of calcium release from the regulatory troponin complex of fast skeletal muscle fibers, which sensitizes the sarcomere to calcium.
“I believe happiness is a choice. Some days it is a very difficult choice,” he says. “This is true for everyone. I look at the human life like an experiment. Every new moment, every new experience, tragic or otherwise, is an opportunity to gain a more accurate perspective and helps lead me to clarity.”
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The study found that stem cell transplantation significantly extended the lifespan of the mice by 20 days and improved their neuromuscular function by 15 percent. “Our study shows promise for testing stem cell transplantation in human clinical trials,” said Corti.
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, January 12, 2013 — The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) presented their annual Winged Warrior award to Julie Tristan, anchor-reporter for KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis.
The presentation was made at the RASCALS’ recent Trivia Night, for which Julie has been the Master of Ceremonies since the inaugural event in [...]
THIS IS OUR YEAR.
THIS IS OUR MOMENT.
THIS IS THE TIME TO STEP UP AGAINST ALS.
Researchers continue to make breakthroughs in understanding how ALS functions.
There’s also been some promising news about potential treatments.
That’s why now is the time to swing for the fences.
So please dig in, dig deep, and make a donation to the RASCALS Foundation.
The RASCALS Foundation
Would Like To Wish Everyone Around the World
A Happy Holiday Season and A Healthy Happy New Year!
The Foundation`s Christmas Wish is Through
The Efforts of Research Leading to Effective Treatments and One Day,
A Cure for ALS!
The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity. 100% of all [...]
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded $2.1 million by the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs to study several compounds with the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.