Workers Exposed To Diesel Exhaust At Higher Risk Of ALS: Study
For the new study, researchers compared work history of people diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease against those who did not have ALS.
We Can Now See How ALS Spreads Throughout The Body
Researchers in Australia have used tiny zebrafish as a model to better understand how motor neuron disease spreads throughout the body.
How ALS Disease Progression Could Be Delayed
ALS is a disease that robs people of their muscle control and kills many within just a few years — but a new molecule might help them survive longer.
A Blood Test For Parkinson’s
For those avoiding a painful and scary lumbar puncture, a blood test might tell them what kind of neurodegenerative disorder they have.
Blood Test Can Tell How Fast Multiple Sclerosis Will Develop
Scientists have found a way to test your blood for multiple sclerosis.
Tool Reads Brain Activity, Allowing Locked-In Patients To Communicate
Researchers in Germany have created a cap that can interpret brain activity as language, allowing locked-in syndrome patients to communicate for the first time in years.
How Stephen Hawking Beat The Odds Of ALS
Stephen Hawking turns 75 on Sunday. The famous physicist has long outlived the prognosis for people with ALS, also known as motor neuron disease, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Is Stephen Hawking The Oldest ALS Survivor?
Stephen Hawking may have lived longer than anyone else with ALS, but others have also survived for decades.
ALS Breakthrough Lets Patient Communicate With Thoughts
A new case study has reported that a device implanted into the skull of a woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) now allows her to communicate using only her thoughts.
Brainstorm's Cell Therapy Succeeds In ALS Mid-Stage Study
Brainstorm's NurOwn, a stem cell treatment slow the progression of ALS, proves successful in mid-stage study.
Exposure To Pesticides 'Significantly' Ups Risk Of Lou Gehrig's Disease
Lou Gehrig's disease has no cure or concrete cause, but researchers believe pesticides may play a role in the risk.
New ALS Treatment Is The Most Promising To Date
Copper compound shown to improve ALS lifespan by up to two years in mice, better than any drug on the market.