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MOTOR NEURONS/AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS/LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE/LYME DISEASE by Joanne60 Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 4:33am From: Martin Atkinson-Barr ( )Subject: Successful treatment of late-stage ALSNewsgroups: 2001-05-21 12:01:10 PST I am pleased to announce the followingSince April 1999, 150 ALS patients have been tested for Lyme disease with a panoply of tests - inc ... Read on »
Study Says Brain Trauma Can Mimic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 8:51pm By Max Wallack Alzheimer's Reading Room Did Lou Gehrig Have Lou Gehrig’s Disease? For the past two weeks, things have been very exciting at Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center. I know I am very privileged to be able to be here at a time when important findings are reached. In a paper to be published tomorrow in the Jo ... Read on »
Featured Q&A: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Over at the medical genetics forum on MedHelp, senior genetics counselor Lisa Kessler responds to an inquiry about the inheritance patterns of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Many people assume serious conditions such as ALS are either hereditary or they are not. We are increasingly finding, how ... Read on »
A history of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and stem cells by David Granovsky Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012 2:43am A history of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s disease and stem cell treatments for humans going back to 2001. Read on »
Retroviruses and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 22 Apr 2011 12:00am Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal disorder of unknown etiology. The disease involves degeneration of motor neurons, leading to paralysis, respiratory failure, and death within five years. A viral etiology for ALS has been suggested but never proven. Retroviruses have b ... Read on »
What do the words "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis" mean? by Jeremy Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 10:03pm Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common form of progressive motor neurone disease, and is characterised by the almost relentless loss of both upper and lower motor neurones. It has achieved a certain infamy through some of its more famous sufferers, like Steven Hawking. [Edit: see below] There are lots of good articles on it out ... Read on »
Headliners: Neurodegenerative Disease: Inflammatory Enzyme Modulates Motor Neuron Damage in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by Environmental Health Posted Thu 30 Nov 2006 9:00pm Headliners: Neurodegenerative Disease: Inflammatory Enzyme Modulates Motor Neuron Damage in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Lack of Melatonin Linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by A4M Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 10:08pm Posted on June 10, 2013, 6 a.m. in Brain and Mental Performance Hormones & Pharmacological Agents New research suggests that the sleep hormone melatonin may pr ... Read on »
VA: All veterans with ALS eligible for benefits by Kathlyn S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Oct 2008 1:12am Late last month the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published new regulations granting military veterans diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, full access to health and disability benefits. The new rule went in effect immediately and covers all veterans serving at least 90 consecutive days ... Read on »
Bad Bumps to Head Could Kill Years Later by Medline Plus Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 2:59pm Tuesday, August 17, 2010    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists reported on Tuesday they have some of the best evidence yet to support long-held theories that repeated blows to the head may cause nerve-degenerative diseases like Lou Gehr ... Read on »