Two preliminary studies were published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, both aimed at reducing superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) protein levels in people who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) due to SOD1 mutations. In the first study, a phase I/II trial of intrathecal tofersen, Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, of Washington University in St. […]
Biogen (MA, USA) has announced positive results from a Phase I/II study of tofersen – an antisense oligonucleotide – for the potential treatment of SOD1 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). These results have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
A genetic therapy that increases or lowers levels of a protein raises hopes for a treatment for neurological disorders.
An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results, the experimental drug was linked to possible slower progression in people with a genetic form of the disease caused by mutations in a gene called superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1).
(CNN) An experimental treatment for the rapidly progressive disease ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has been called potentially “game-changing.”