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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 

June 1, 2017 — Leonard Petrucelli and Aaron D. Gitler

Letters

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

March 1, 2008
Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases

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, Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases, 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).

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April 24, 2017

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.

July 11, 2011 — Mary Knudson

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