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June - ALS Awareness Month

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:47

What is ALS?

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Contact: Antia Kar
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Tue, 2013-10-08 09:59

Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease


June is ALS Awareness Month

Thu, 2013-06-13 10:34

What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease in which progressive muscle weakness leads to paralysis. ALS is a result of the death of motor neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Most people survive less than five years following diagnosis, but a small percentage of patients live for ten years or even longer. So far, there is no cure.