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New ALS Therapy Shows Promise

Researchers in Israel have developed a way to slow disease progression in mice

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, have developed a promising new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that causes loss … Continue reading

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Film Review: So Much So Fast by Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan

A documentary follows the hopes and struggles of an ALS patient

At age 29, master architect Stephen Heywood thought he had decades left to settle down, start a family, and build incredible homes from scratch. But before he had even reached his 30th birthday, Stephen noticed something odd. While working on … Continue reading

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ALS: Uncovering the Common Cause

Scientists get closer to understanding the root cause of Lou Gehrig’s disease

There’s been a lot of media buzz surrounding the recent Ice Bucket Challenge. From the average Joe to Donatella Versace, everyone has been uploading their videos online to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. But … Continue reading

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