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ALS Treatment for Dogs Could Benefit Human Patients

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Researchers at Cummings School are working with leading ALS experts at University of Massachusetts Medical School to try to identify new therapies to treat Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, the dog version of ALS. In this NBC Boston story, researchers from Cummings talk about a current canine clinical trial and highlight one of the patients who is enrolled, Greta the boxer.

Fighting canine ALS

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

“Giving these pets another one-and-a-half to two years of life would be a major success,” Dominik Faissler said. “Better yet, we’d be doing something for dogs that at the same time contributes to human medicine.”