Ohio State initiates clinical trials, participates in trials collaboratively with other institutions (including Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus on genetics clinical trials) and networks with other centers around the world to offer you the most effective treatment.
We are a member of the National Institutes of Health’s NeuroNEXT: Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials.This collaboration results in more promising treatments, more rapidly, providing patients like you more hope.
We also are a member of the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS), which provides you with access to clinical trials not available at surrounding regional medical centers. Our membership connects us to other NEALS researchers regarding disease progression and the best ways to address unusual or persistent problems.
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Basic Science Research
Our researchers work in the laboratory to discover answers to basic questions about how ALS works. At Ohio State, you have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge basic science research that can shed light on your own disease, as well as help others.
Individualized models of disease studies: Our researchers take your skin cells and turn them into a type of stem cell to reproduce your exact ALS condition in the laboratory. We then study the models to look for causes and develop therapies on a case-by-case basis. This research is first step in developing personalized model systems so we can discover personalized treatments for ALS.
Motor neuron disease research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center begins and ends with people with ALS. Physicians and scientists throughout Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital work together to discover and test new therapies and technologies that ultimately change and improve our ability to manage and effectively treat people with ALS.