Category: ALS

ALS Researchers Honored

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) researchers Don Cleveland, Ph.D., and Tom Maniatis, Ph.D., have been honored by a recent election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This is one of the highest honors in medical science. According to the ALS Association: “Dr. Cleveland is Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences, and Cellular and

Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkin is delicious and healthy. Even better, it show up better than an apple when you carve and set it on the porch, even without the candle. Ok, enough of the jokes. Eating is serious business, after all. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. From now until the beginning

ALS Association Offers Medicare Deadline Warning

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that are enrolled in Medicare are receiving a warning from the ALS Association to take heed of the annual Open Enrollment period, which occurs between October 15 and December 7, 2020. The ALS is offering an online guide called The Guide to Medicare Prescription.

Former Saints Player Steve Gleason and ALS

Last year, Steve Gleason found out he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Gleason is best remembered for breaking through the line and blocking a punt which resulted in a touchdown for the Saints on their first home game after Hurricane Katrina. It was a phenomenal moment in sports and

More on the C9orf72 Symposium

Researchers are hailing the discovery of the C9orf72 gene as the most exciting discovery to happen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorder frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in the last twenty years. The ALS Association joined with The Association for FTD to bring together the C9orf72 Symposium at the Society

Electric Pants May Prevent Bedsores

A new invention that consists of underpants with built-in electrodes which deliver small shocks to help prevent bedsores may be the next big thing for patients in a coma or who are immobilized. “Smart-e-Pants” electrically stimulate the buttocks of these patients. The electric pants worked very well during a test


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ALS: C9orf72 Symposium

The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is this week and next week in New Orleans. Part of that meeting consists of a symposium called, “ALS, FTD and New Discoveries in C9orf72″. The symposium highlights the discovery of the C9orf72 gene which is the cause of familial ALS, frontotemporal

Roger’s Thoughts

The blog Roger’s Thoughts features musings about aerospace engineering, computers, family, and ALS from ALS advocate Roger Childs. Childs was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2005, but has yet to slow down. His continued fight has been a boost to the motivation of all those who suffer from

Caregivers Ignore Their Own Needs

A disease like ALS often requires intense caregiving, and that type of caregiving often comes from family. Usually one particular family member will take on this role, but it is really too much of a role to take on alone. Caregivers often overlook their own needs—exercise, time with friends, work—to