Items tagged as "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis"
Most Cases of ALS Do Not Run in Families October 15, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: My brother was diagnosed with ALS and then died two years later. An aunt on my mother's side had the disease. All of my siblings have children, and we want to know if ALS is [...]Created by Shawn Bishop
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For her work in uncovering the genetic link between two different but related forms of neurodegenerative disease, Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., a neurogeneticist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, will receive the 2013 Sheila Essey Award today during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). In [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have uncovered a toxic cellular process by which a protein that maintains the health of neurons becomes deficient and can lead to dementia. The findings shed new light on the link between culprits implicated in two devastating neurological diseases: frontotemporal dementia [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A novel test that measures proteins from nerve damage that are deposited in blood and spinal fluid reveals the rate of progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients, according to researchers from Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, Emory University and the University of Florida. Their study, [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
Dr. Brian Crum, a Mayo Clinic Neurologist talks about the diagnosis and treatment of ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes degeneration of the nerve cells in certain regions of the brain and spinal cord that control the voluntary muscles.Created by Admin