San Francisco Is An ALS Research Hub

San Francisco is a hotbed for ALS research! Nine different groups – five companies and four research institutes, all located in or near San Francisco – are working on finding a cure for ALS. Although they all of have a common goal, their approaches towards this goal vary widely. For example, one of these companies, KineMed, is developing a biomarker to track disease progression in people with ALS. Others, such as Cytokinetics, Inc., are working to find ways to activate skeletal muscle. In addition to these more established companies, startups such as Coyote Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Xalud Therapeutics Inc. are breaking into the ALS research space. Let’s hope all of these companies can reach their goal of curing ALS! (Article access requires a paid subscription.)

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