Amyotrophic-Lateral-Sclerosis-ALS-Information-Page

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Information Page


What research is being done?

NINDS researchers hope to understand the mechanisms that trigger motor neurons to degenerate in ALS, and to find effective approaches to halt the progression leading to cell death.  Different models of the disease are helping scientists study gene mutations and cellular defects in ALS.  NINDS-funded research studies are also looking into how ALS symptoms change over time in people with certain gene mutations.  Other scientists hope to develop biological measures (called biomarkers) that can help to identify the rate of progression of the ALS or the effectiveness of a therapeutic approach.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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What research is being done?

NINDS researchers hope to understand the mechanisms that trigger motor neurons to degenerate in ALS, and to find effective approaches to halt the progression leading to cell death.  Different models of the disease are helping scientists study gene mutations and cellular defects in ALS.  NINDS-funded research studies are also looking into how ALS symptoms change over time in people with certain gene mutations.  Other scientists hope to develop biological measures (called biomarkers) that can help to identify the rate of progression of the ALS or the effectiveness of a therapeutic approach.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

NINDS researchers hope to understand the mechanisms that trigger motor neurons to degenerate in ALS, and to find effective approaches to halt the progression leading to cell death.  Different models of the disease are helping scientists study gene mutations and cellular defects in ALS.  NINDS-funded research studies are also looking into how ALS symptoms change over time in people with certain gene mutations.  Other scientists hope to develop biological measures (called biomarkers) that can help to identify the rate of progression of the ALS or the effectiveness of a therapeutic approach.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) fact sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).