Items Tagged ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’

January 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

“I Just Didn’t Understand”: On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman (@barbaratoman)

For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband’s uncle succumb to the disease. “The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad,” she says. “I just didn’t understand how this could happen.” That’s a common […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, Lou Gehrig's disease, mayo clinic, neurodegenerative disorders, Veronique Belzil


July 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Study Uncovers Key Differences Among ALS Patients

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

ALS, or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, is a devastating disease for thousands of people in the country. Rapidly progressive, invariably fatal, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as […]

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Tags: ALS, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Hu Li, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genomic medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Florida, RNA, RNA defects


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