ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)


The ALS Association

The ALS Association site offers a clear lay-language description of the disease, referral information for local chapters and support groups, and a description of publications that may be ordered from the Association.

NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis page provides scientific, but accessible, material on the ALS prognosis and treatment options, along with links to current research studies and other organizations.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association focuses its mission on more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, including ALS. Its site includes an online version of The ALS Newsletter, medical information about ALS and other neuromuscular diseases, and clinical trial links.

Dana Articles

Taking Out The Garbage: New Hope for Treating Neurodegeneration

Dementias, ALS, and Huntington’s show different outward symptoms, but researchers theorize the disease process may be similar—a buildup of proteins that normally are cleared away.

For ALS, Clues in Different Directions

Symptoms of the disease follow the deaths of motor neurons, but ALS’s ultimate cause may lie elsewhere.

Stem Cell Model Offers a New Target in ALS

A compound built from skin cells of people with an inherited form of the disease appears to stem the growth of mutant proteins.

“Good Housekeeping” and Healthy Brain Aging

“Good Housekeeping” and Healthy Brain Aging 2012 11 26 In biology as elsewhere, nothing really lasts forever. Things break down and gunk builds up. Sadly, our

On the Front Lines of ALS Research

Amytrophic lateral sclerosis is a tough nut to crack, researchers say. New lab methods and working hypotheses hold promise but for patients and their families, soon isn''t soon enough.