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      November 1, 2007The Sciences

      Playing Defense against Lou Gehrig's Disease

      Researchers have proposed potential therapies for a paralyzing disorder once thought to be untreatable
      January 1, 2012Mind

      Certain Brain Cells Become Toxic in Lou Gehrig's Disease

      Brain cells known for assisting neurons may be killing them in patients with ALS
      June 1, 2017Biology

      New Drugs for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Head for Clinical Trials

      Newly discovered genetic mutations are providing clues about how this disorder relentlessly destroys motor neurons and robs people of their mobility. The findings may lead to drug therapies for a condition that has long defied treatment ...
      November 18, 2008Health

      Gulf War syndrome is the real deal, science panel says

      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...
      April 24, 2017Book

      Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases

      Brain disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect an estimated one in six Americans and are increasing in incidence as the population ages. In this eBook, we examine these and other conditions involving the damage and loss of neurons, including other forms of dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and multiple sclerosis (MS)...
      Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative DiseasesFragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases
      August 10, 2017Biotech

      AI Hunts for New ALS Treatments

       Artificially intelligent machines could analyze huge databases to find potential targets for the devastating disease
      April 4, 2019The Body

      How Well Can a Genetic Test Predict Your Future Health?

      A physician-scientist with crippling ALS says a so-called “polygenic score” could someday help patients like him alter the course of even the most terrible diseases
      July 11, 2011Health

      Taking Charge of Your Life and Your Death

      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...
      December 11, 2014Health

      Are Algae Blooms Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease?

      Medical researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of ALS to people’s proximity to lakes and coastal waters
      February 1, 2007Mind

      My Nervy Valentine

      March 1, 2008Sustainability

      Letters to the Editors, March 2008

      Environment and ALS -- The Genetic Code -- Vitamin D
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