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Shorter Exam Pinpoints ALS Brain Function Declines
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) might lose brain function before any of their friends or loved ones even notice. This could make it difficult for them to make decisions about their own care.
Game-changing Advance in Stem Cell Science
Stem cell research holds the promise of changing the entire field of medicine. But research has been hampered because scientists haven't found a way to produce enough cells that can be studied safely.
Retrovirus May Cause ALS
Researchers have found amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be caused by a retrovirus, a virus composed not of DNA but of RNA (ribonucleic acid).
In Case You Needed Another Reason to Quit Smoking
Smoking cigarettes may be linked to increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gherig's disease.
Not Such a Long Stretch
New research reveals an early process in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that prefigures hallmarks of the diseases; muscle atrophy and weakness.
Research Unveils a Most Valuable Player in Lou Gehrig's Disease
A look into cells known as oligodendrocytes provides insight into how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) develops.
Nutty but True
Eating a handful of pecans every day may provide protection against the progression of motor neuron degeneration due to age or possibly even diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Pen Behind 'Potter' Establishes MS Research Institute
Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling has donated £10 million to the University of Edinburgh to establish the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.