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ALS Awareness Month – June

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:31

As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS research and to wear the national emblem of ALS in Canada, the blue cornflower, during ALS Awareness Month in June.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro

McGill experts: Ice bucket challenge and ALS research

Wed, 2014-08-20 10:59

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Communication Officer
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Office Phone: 514-398-3376

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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-6693
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Source Site: /newsroom

June - ALS Awareness Month

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:47

What is ALS?

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Contact: Antia Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Everything in moderation: excessive nerve cell pruning leads to disease

Tue, 2013-10-08 09:59

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

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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.

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