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Novel Protein May Help Detect Lou Gehrig's Disease and Dementia, Mayo Clinic Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an abnormal protein that accumulates in the brains of many patients affected with two common neurodegenerative disorders — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and frontotemporal dementia. They say their findings have uncovered a potentially new [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Toxic Interaction in Neurons that Leads to Dementia and ALS

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 [...]

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Protein Test is First to Predict Rate of Progression in Lou Gehrig's Disease

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, [...]

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Quest for the Gene: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Rosa Rademakers tells us about a potential breakthrough regarding research into two deadly disease... ALS and FTD. To listen, click the link below. Quest For The Gene

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Diagnosis and Treatment of ALS

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.

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New ALS Device For Breathing Easier, Longer

Building a home with his own hands. That was the dream of a man named Ernie Lorenz. But symptoms of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, made it difficult for Ernie to hold a hammer. The disease was also making it hard for him to breathe. But a new device being [...]

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New Technology Helps ALS Patients Breathe Easier


Mayo Clinic in Arizona is offering new technology to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, who experience difficulty breathing. The device, called the Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS), is an electronic respiratory assist system that stimulates the nerves in the muscles of the diaphragm. [...]

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The Gene Quest for Two Deadly Diseases (pkg.)

Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS, is a condition that slowly robs you of your ability to move, eat or even breathe. A related condition called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, causes severe personality changes. Both diseases are fatal because they cause brain cells to die. Now a discovery at Mayo Clinic is [...]

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