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
The drug may slow the progression of the disease
Brain cells known for assisting neurons may be killing them in patients with ALS
The landscape architect helped create a facility where blinks are converted into radio frequency signals
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
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
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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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
Social media charity campaigns spread like wildfire but burn out fast
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.