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New ALS therapy in clinical trials

About 20,000 people in the United States are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The invariably fatal disease kills the nerve cells that control walking, eating and breathing. Few people survive more than three years after diagnosis. Now, new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Researchers Find Unexpected Discovery, Which Could Indicate New Target for ALS Therapy

By Carrie Martin Munk, The ALS Association Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2013) — In a study featured in the journal Neuron, researchers funded by The ALS Association have discovered evidence of an unexpected cellular process in some people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The results should allow researchers to better track the disease in these people and might