Medical researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of ALS to people’s proximity to lakes and coastal waters
As the first ice-bucket challenge funds are disbursed, researchers also hope to solve the puzzle of why certain muscles escape the ravages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a detail that might lead to new treatments
Brain cells known for assisting neurons may be killing them in patients with ALS
Mouse model suggests that a combination of therapies may stave off the onset of this neurodegenerative disorder
Researchers have proposed potential therapies for a paralyzing disorder once thought to be untreatable
Environment and ALS -- The Genetic Code -- Vitamin D
A retrospective analysis of more than 100 failed drugs show that many should never have made it to clinical trials
The young baseball phenom, Esmailyn Gonzalez, received a $1.4-million bonus when he signed with the Washington Nationals in 2006. This February, the player who was misrepresenting himself as only 19 years old turned out to be a 23-year-old by the name of Carlos David Alvarez Lugo.
Football players diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease may suffer from the effect of repeated blows to the head, controversial new research says
A creative use of stem cells made from adult tissues may hasten drug development for debilitating diseases
Are some people really luckier than others, or is it all in their heads? Both
A gene associated with Alzheimer's disease may play a role
I first met Dudley Clendinen in 1992 when he joined The Sun in Baltimore and was the editor for a lengthy narrative I wrote about a young man named David who was driving to his fiancee’s house when he was instantly sent into a coma by a drunk driver.
Complaints of memory and concentration problems, headaches, pain and fatigue among Gulf War vets have often fallen on deaf ears – until now. A Department of Veterans Affairs advisory panel has concluded that Gulf War syndrome is a real illness affecting at least 174,000 soldiers, a quarter of those who served in the 1991 Persian Gulf conflict.
Gene therapy, once off to a rocky start, transforms medicine by getting at the root cause of many diseases
A surprising discovery could lead to faster-acting and highly effective drugs to treat this devastating disorder
Electrical stimulation, brain "cooling" and drug-delivery devices are all being developed as antiseizure tools
An emerging approach to treating disease combines living cells with plastic membranes that shield the cells from immune attack