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January 07, 2015


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the legendary Yankee who died from ALS in 1941. 

January 07, 2015

Causes of ALS/MND

The causes of the vast majority of ALS cases are still unknown, although genetic factors are believed to contribute to disease susceptibility and perhaps to its onset and severity.

January 07, 2015

A New Kind of Diagnosis

No one can predict the future for an ALS/MND patient.  Some live for only a few years, but many live 10 years and beyond. The focus should be on the quality of life.

January 07, 2015

Early Symptoms of ALS/MND

Early symptoms of ALS/MND are both extensive and subtle which is the major reason this disease is so challenging to diagnose.

January 07, 2015

Reasons To Be Hopeful

While tremendous work remains to be done to address the medical needs of the estimated half a million ALS patients worldwide, there is more optimism for the future than ever before.

January 12, 2015

The Many Parts of ALS

Insight as to why brilliant and talented researchers have been confounded by the complexity of neurological diseases, the most pressing and relevant medical challenge of our times.