SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EverythingALS today announced it has received $400,000 from ALS Finding a Cure® and The ALS Association to support studies for the identification of early digital diagnostic markers of ALS.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — It is a disease that robs people of their ability to walk, talk, swallow and eventually breathe.
ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's Disease most commonly afflicts people between the ages of 40 and 70.
As many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.
This Saturday, Buffalo will be hosting the Western New York Will Walk to Defeat ALS, at Delaware Park.
“We firmly believe that the proliferation of non-profit organizations in this field leads to duplication of efforts, wasting precious time, money, and most importantly, lives,” Bill Nuti, CureALS’ founder and CEO and now chairman of the board of directors for Everything ALS, said in a joint press release.
“They reflect our commitment to advancing research, improving diagnosis and therapies, leveraging data for analysis and technology integration, and ensuring comprehensive support for people living with ALS and FTD.”
BOULDER, Colo. — More than 5,000 Americans are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) each year, and roughly 600 people are here in Colorado, according to the Rocky Mountain chapter of the ALS Association.
Researchers are training computer algorithms in efforts to quickly identify ailments and speed treatment.
Patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital who are suspected of having a stroke might get an unusual request from physicians: Can we film your face? The doctors’ goal is to identify stroke patients by facial characteristics instead of waiting for brain scans or blood tests, helping speed both treatment and recovery.
BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Michael Robinson was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, almost eight years ago when he was just 45 years old.
“I was late for a meeting and went to go run and couldn’t get my right leg to move, and being a physician and knowing what I know, my immediate thought was I think I have ALS,” the Boulder resident said.
For people living with rare diseases, one of the major challenges is being able to receive a rapid and accurate diagnosis. Often the process takes years, but Ben Hargreaves finds that there is a new wave of research utilising AI that could change this.
EverythingALS, a patient-focused non-profit, is currently conducting the world's largest AI-powered ALS study. John Howell is joined by Indu Navar, Founder of EverythingALS, to discuss the details of the study and history behind the non-profit. The study is still taking participants, both those who have ALS and those who don't. For more information, visit everythingals.org.
"The way I look at it, as technology is here today. We can make an impact to people with ALS today. So, what we are doing is we're looking at these progression markers and applying this to clinical trials that's happening today. So, we work with about 11 pharma companies that partnered with us on this initiative," Founder and CEO of EverythingALS Indu Navar said.
While reflecting on the process that her family endured while her husband battled the disease, Navar says, "There is something called diagnosis fatigue. And it really creates a lot of very, very deep, deep sorrow and grief just going through the diagnosis because it is, I say, it's death by a thousand cuts."
DETROIT LAKES — Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, a tech entrepreneur is going after the fatal disease of ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
EverythingALS founder Indu Navar joined Kyla Grogen to discuss the unique research they are conducting with Harvard, MIT, and IBM. Watch the clip to learn how recording your voice for 20 minutes a week could be the key to finding a quicker way to diagnose and treat ALS.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — ALS non-profit EverythingALS is using artificial intelligence and other technologies to help find a way to diagnose ALS and other neurological diseases faster and find a cure.
It’s partnering with healthcare companies in the effort and conducting speech research to spot and track early signs of ALS.
"I made a promise to him that I will keep fighting for him and the disease,” Navar said. “And we need to prevent from other people going through what we went through. I want to keep them alive through this work. And I really feel it was such a terrible experience for us that I really don't wish this on anybody"
“The eyes are the windows to the soul.” It’s an ancient saying, and it illustrates what we know intuitively to be true – you can understand so much about a person by looking them deep in the eye. But how? And can we use this fact to understand disease?
STUDY SEEKS TO IMPROVE ALS DIAGNOSES WITH AI
Speech recognition patterns can give clues to neurological conditions
A study is underway to determine AI’s suitability for diagnosing the neurological disease ALS. The study is using AI-powered virtual assistants to detect potential signs of ALS in a participant’s speech patterns and facial gestures.
Your doctor could be a robot sooner than you think.
The pandemic and its toll on the health care sector spurred interest in the role artificial intelligence can play in easing burdens and improving efficiency, particularly via chatbots to tackle routine tasks like scheduling appointments and billing issues.
But evidence is building that suggests chatbots are already pretty good at giving health advice.
"When a man died, he was said to have gone west," repeated 59-year-old Todd Kelly into a computer.
He isn't reading a best-selling novel, but reciting speech to help treat and cure ALS.
"The problem with ALS, unlike many other diseases, is they can't find a biomarker. The biomarkers, what you can see, is affected by a treatment," he described.
In December of 2016, Valerie Geerer was doing her normal lunchtime walk with work colleagues when a friend noticed something off about her gait. “I remember she said, ‘Is there something the matter with your foot?’” the fifty-nine-year-old Stamford resident recalls. “I told her I felt fine. A month later I was tripping myself. It was ironic. Six months earlier, my husband Michael and I were climbing mountains in Utah. And suddenly I couldn’t walk without stumbling.”
ALS genetic carrier finds value in EverythingALS study leveraging digital biomarkers as a means to create tools for early detection of ALS and potentially other neurological diseasese.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Every 90 minutes, someone gets diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. It’s a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and there is no cure.
NBC10’s Erin Coleman speaks to Everything ALS founder Indu Navar about her husband’s own ALS diagnosis and how the group is working to better ALS research. You can help the fight through Everything ALS or at the 2022 Walk to Defeat ALS.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — In the 150 years since ALS was discovered there is still no cure or single test to diagnose the disease.
The demand for more answers is what drove one woman to start up her own non-profit.
EverythingALS began its research in 2021 and now they’re working toward diagnosing the disease faster.
“I really want to help people who are going through this disease,” said Indu Navar, Founder of EverythingALS.
The study analyzes data when it comes to physiological changes and the progression of the disease.
Navar says she wants to shift the focus to the brain, something she believes isn’t understood well enough.
Indu Navar, founder of Everything ALS, speaks with Pharm Exec about how she lost her husband to the disease and how she's trying to improve the way its diagnosed.
Diagnosing ALS is a difficult process for patients experiencing symptoms. After the death of her husband, tech entrepreneur Indu Navar founded Everything ALS, and organization she hopes will refine and improve the way ALS and other neurological conditions are diagnosed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — ALS, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease that gradually robs people of their ability to walk, talk, swallow, and eventually breathe.
Indu Navar, the founder of EverythingALS, said, “ALS has no known cause or cure and so patients suffer for years not knowing what is wrong and have to go through rigorous testing and a process of elimination to finally get diagnosed. If they are diagnosed, there are no treatments. Life expectancy is two to five years.”
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
EverythingALS, a patient-focused non-profit that brings together people living with ALS, caregivers, physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies to collaborate on an open innovation platform using cutting-edge technologies and data science to improve progression measurements for neurological disease like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), has initiated a new study, The Radcliff Study, with partners in the quest to find a diagnosis, treatment, and cure for ALS...
Five thousand people in the U.S. are diagnosed with a neurological disease called ALS every year. Medical experts say it typically takes an average of two years to diagnose, but new research will likely make that timetable a lot shorter.
In 2019, Mark Weston and his wife, Kathleen, had their retirement all planned out.
"We were all set up for a sail off into the sunset and have a really fun retirement," Weston said. "We had, we bought a house on the coast of Maine several months earlier."
A week before the big move, he got a life-changing diagnosis.
NeuroSense Joins EverythingALS Open Innovation Consortium; Set to Enroll US and EU Patients in Phase IIb Study
NeuroSense's support will aid EverythingALS with ground-breaking patient research in a joint effort to develop treatments
LOS ALTOS, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EverythingALS, a patient-focused non-profit that brings together patients, caregivers, physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies using technological innovations and data science to support efforts to improve care for those living with a neurological disease like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), today announced NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: NRSN) ("NeuroSense"), a company developing treatments for severe neurodegenerative diseases, as a new collaborator in the effort to identify treatments and a cure for ALS.
‘Death by 1,000 cuts:’ How emerging tech could change the journey for ALS patients
EverythingALS aims to speed drug development through improved diagnostics.
in 2016, Indu Navar’s husband, Peter Cohen, experienced the first symptom of what turned out to be amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive degenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
EverythingALS founder Indu Navar
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“His foot was just acting weird,” says Navar, who founded the California nonprofit EverythingALS two years ago. “We didn’t know where to go, so we went to a chiropractor,” she says.
Healthbeat: New ALS research driven by patient-focused non-profit
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY— New research is underway to better understand and treat ALS, a difficult disease to diagnose with no known cure. ALS patient Paul Miller of Scranton is one of the participants.
The progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS affects as many as 30,000 Americans. There is no known cure despite efforts to better understand it and treat it.
ALS is a puzzling disease for certain with so much needing to be learned about it.
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Bentonville man works to help diagnose ALS sooner
A Bentonville man is dedicating his life to advocating for people with ALS and trying to help diagnose the disease sooner.
“I’m a movie connoisseur,” said Tommy Edward Culpepper, Jr. “I love movies.”
For Culpepper, movies have always been his saving grace. Even when he was a kid growing up in St. Louis, Missouri.
“I grew up in the Peabody Projects and the home environment wasn’t the greatest,” he said. “Star Wars, Blade Runner, Highlander. Movies like that are excellent getaways for me.”
Until he found himself in a nightmare that started in the doctor’s office...
These 2 Surprising Traits May Predict ALS, New Research Says
How ALS researchers are using an intriguing tool to learn keys of this disease that has at times taken years to diagnose. Plus, one woman's story of why she agreed to participate in this research
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sometimes called Lou Gherig’s disease, or ALS) affects around 15,000 Americans, with about 5,000 receiving a new diagnosis each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Patients giving voice to ALS research
Back in 2014, millions of people poured icy water over their heads to spread ALS awareness and support research for the devastating neurodegenerative disease.
Now tech developers want to hear your voices.
Brian Andre has been living with ALS for six years.
“On average they only give you 2 to 5 years of life after diagnosis and some progress very quickly,” he said. “I’m really in a very small percentage of patients who see little or no progression. … My weakness is in my left side, left leg and arm. So it throws my gait off.”
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Live At 9: Researchers Collecting Audio and Video to Help ALS Detection
Remember the summer Americans took time to dump buckets of ice water on their heads to help fight the deadly disease ALS? This summer, there’s a more comfortable way to help researchers learn about ALS and other neurological disorders. Researchers want people to record their voices and upload them for study.
Austen Eadie-Friedmann before his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS
A Connecticut man is battling a fatal disease with ‘enormous courage’. Love and his work with an ALS group give him ‘purpose
Three years ago Austen Eadie-Friedmann, 38, had a dynamic career in the pharmaceutical/biotech field working for a Fortune 500 company and living in exciting places such as New York City, Boston and Europe, with his husband, William DeGregorio.
The couple, now together for 18 years and married for five, loved their life traveling the world, sharing a passion for art.
Then the devastating diagnosis arrived...
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How high tech shoes could help doctors better understand ALS
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - There is no cure for ALS, the progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, but a Silicon Valley nonprofit is hoping to change that.
Starting Tuesday, EverythingALS, a Silicon Valley nonprofit and advocacy group, is starting its second research study involving ALS patients, using shoes with high-tech censors to track and study their movements. The study is open to 100 participants in the early stages of ALS, and is still accepting new participants....
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Bringing Awareness To ALS And Those Who Suffer From It
In this podcast, we are joined by Indu Navar. Indu Navar is the CEO of Everything ALS, a company that prioritizes bringing awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and those who suffer from it. ALS is a neurological condition that affects the victim's motor neurons. This causes muscle atrophy all across the body, which can eventually cause suffocation and even death.
FEB 28, 2022
MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA JOINS EVERYTHINGALS CONSORTIUM TO HELP ACCELERATE BIOMARKER DISCOVERY FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES
(San Francisco, CA)-- Today, EverythingALS.org (EALS), a patient-centric, citizen-based California nonprofit accelerating the discovery of digital biomarkers for neurological diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), announced that Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Holdings America, Inc.
ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, takes many lives, Everything ALS is doing
Deb Fabricatore lost her younger brother to ALS in 2014, and became involved in ALS advocacy. Indu Navar lost her husband in 2019 and immediately stepped up into action by building a nonprofit devoted to honoring her husband.
Bay Area Nonprofit Seeks 300 Volunteers in ALS Speech Study
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A Bay Area nonprofit dedicated to advancing research on an incurable — and fatal — disease of the nervous system is looking for 300 more people by the end of this month to participate in the largest-ever research project on the illness.
NOV 21, 2021
EverythingALS said it needs more than 300 volunteers for its study to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable, degenerative illness.
NOV 21, 2021
Bay Area non-profit looking for volunteers in Lou Gehrig diseases study
“Stories and Innovation in ALS” Podcast
October 21, 2021 (Silicon Valley, CA) – For an inside look at how ALS impacts patients and their caregivers as well as the innovations that researchers and clinicians are coming up with to find biomarkers, treatments, and cures for this life-threatening disease, start listening to the EverythingALS podcast, “Stories and Innovation in ALS.”
EverythingALS (EALS) was founded in 2020 to help discover biomarkers – which are nonexistent -- and document the progression of ALS by launching the world’s largest speech study with more than 600 participants.
Accelerating Rare Disease Research
In this moving, TEDx talk, Indu Navar tells how she lost her husband, Peter Cohen, to ALS and what she is doing to bring together patients, families, researchers and people everywhere to change the way that rare diseases are looked at.