Ailsa has such a positive attitude, I see myself in so much of her story. I have a goal to follow her example, accepting the hand life has dealt me with grace and dignity. 136 more words
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I’ve said that I “lost my voice” on several occasions, usually related to overuse, allergy symptoms or an infection. But, when I say my mother “lost her voice,” I’m describing something much more sacred, more real, much more permanent than the common way I’ve used that phrase in the past. 405 more words
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
It’s a devastating and debilitating disease, but people in Pittsburgh are on a mission to change that staggering statistic. 266 more words
Investigators Also Find That ALS Patients With Mutations in Multiple Genes Experience Earlier Disease Onset
Genetics may play a larger role in causing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than previously believed, potentially accounting for more than one-third of all cases, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic studies to date of patients who suffer from the condition. 612 more words
Thick section of mammalian brain, gold stained for astrocytes.
ALS research shows that aging astrocytes lose the ability to protect motor neurons, but replacing old cells with younger ones engineered to restore an important protein may improve neuron survival … 600 more words