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March 17, 2008 – Dr. Smith presented "Advances in Understanding and Treating ALS" at the Muscular Dystrophy Association office in San Diego, CA.


Dr. Licht headed a Gene Therapy Trial with the goal of slowing or reversing nerve damage associated with diabetes. The nationwide study is sponsored by Sangamo BioSciences.


UCSD and CNS receive million dollar plus grant to develop a therapy for familial ALS. The award was made by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

February 2007 – Article published in Clinical Neuroscience detailing the state of Pseudobulbar affect therapeutics available.


March 31, 2007 – Dr. Smith participated in the Mount Sinai neuromuscular symposium in New York.


June 10-13, 2007 – Dr. Smith participated in the 2nd International Research Workshop on Frontotemporal Dementia.

November 30 - December 2, 2006 – Dr. Smith made several presentations and co-chaired a session at the International ALS meeting in Yokahama, Japan.


August 7, 2006 – Dr. Smith and his colleague Dr. Donald Cleveland were interviewed about ALS on PBS morning radio show "These Days". To hear this interview, go to KPBS (80.5 FM) at 9:40am on Monday.

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