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Northwestern University: Hande Ozdinler leads team that discovers mechanism underlying why upper motor neurons degenerate in ALS

Science Daily: For the first time, scientists have revealed a mechanism underlying the cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons, a small group of neurons in the brain recently shown to play a major role in ALS pathology. 37 more words


Today's Word: Slump


See also…droop, slouch, sink, flop, sag, settle.

That’s me, I’m afraid. These days, I can no longer sit up straight, even if I want to. 587 more words


Stem cell therapy for ALS (case #1)

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as, Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the disorder of motor neurons. The exact cause remains still unknown. And the average survival from onset to death is three to four years. 153 more words

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Cytokinetics needs an SPA for ALS drug

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease caused by progressive degeneration of motor neurons. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to control muscle movement is lost. 675 more words

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This Little Light of Mine

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Horrific images in the news, hate-fueled violence, senseless atrocities… 415 more words


Research Tuesday: NMES for Dysphagia in ALS?

I am happy to launch 2015 by rejoining my fellow #SLPBloggers in our #ResearchTuesday blog project! This month I’m faced with the need to investigate the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in the treatment of dysphagia in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 456 more words


And now for something completely different...

Whew! That was heavy. If my last post was a bit too serious for your taste, you might like this better.

Last night, I had the weirdest dream. 408 more words