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Aug 20, 2015

Hopkins docs say Ice Bucket Challenge helped research

A research team from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found an explanation for the formation of protein clumps in the brains of some patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But they’re sharing credit for their success with a bunch of kindhearted goofballs that kept popping up on Facebook last summer. Philip […]

Aug 22, 2014

Ethics rules might chill ice bucket challenge

The act of dumping a bucket of ice water over one's head for charity could pose ethical questions for public officials in Maryland.

Aug 19, 2014

Who’s taking the Ice Bucket Challenge in Md.?

Businesses, nonprofits, politicians, attorneys, radio DJs, students and organizations of all types in Maryland have been dumping ice water on their heads in recent weeks.

Apr 17, 2013

FDA OKs Neuralstem’s ALS clinical trial

Neuralstem Inc., of Rockville, a biotherapeutic company developing products to treat central nervous system disorders with patented stem cell technology, said it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a Phase II trial using spinal cord-derived human neural stem cells to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).

Jun 18, 2012

Kirkley joins Brigance Brigade

Christine Kirkley has joined The Brigance Brigade as executive director. Kirkley will oversee the activities of the organization and is also responsible for working with Mr. and Mrs. Brigance as well as the Board of Directors to determine the long term direction of the organization, which is largely privately-funded. In addition, she will collaborate with […]

Aug 15, 2011

Law blog roundup

Welcome to this rain-delayed law blog roundup. Hope you brought an umbrella! Michael Radcliffe, a Baltimore County attorney who suffered from ALS, has passed away. Family members paid tribute to him at a memorial service last week. We’ve written a number of stories on Michael and the efforts to raise money in support of ALS […]

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