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Dean Stock, former Halifax Mooseheads' captain, dies after battle with ALS

Condolences are pouring in following the death of Dean Stock, a West Island native and brother of former NHL player, PJ Stock.

Stock died of complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gherig’s disease Friday night. 425 more words


Hypermethylation of C9orf72 May Help People Diagnosed with ALS and FTD

An innovator, Robert Kasirer possesses a strong interest in medical research. Robert Kasirer supports organizations, such as the Institute on Aging, that share the same passion. 158 more words

Robert Kasirer

Researchers develop unique model for studying ALS

The UF Health researchers that developed an ALS mouse model includes Dr. Laura P.W. Ranum, post-doctoral associate Dr. Yuanjing Liu; and graduate student Amrutha Pattamatta. Credit: University of Florida Health… 611 more words


Scientists identify spark plug that ignites nerve cell demise in ALS

False-colored scanning electron micrograph of myelinated nerve fibers.

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive and incurable neurodegenerative disorder. 898 more words


It's Aloha, not Goodbye

While Britt was in the throes of dying, 363 days ago, I promised myself I would write a book to celebrate his memory and share the lessons of 31 years living with ALS. 1,006 more words

Revisiting HBO's VICE episode: Die Trying

The Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014, a summer phenomenon, rained millions of dollars (approximately $220M) for a cure for ALS.  The bulk of this amount – $115M – went to the ALS Association, the apparent default organization for ALS causes.   1,414 more words