Lou Gehrig’s disease

Penn State researchers have identified a gene variant that could lead to more successful drug trials for all ALS patients. (Photo: bt.dk)

ALS Breakthrough?

Gene Discovery Could Aid ALS Treatment Mice bred to carry a gene variant found in one third of ALS patients have a faster disease progression and die sooner than mice with the standard genetic model of the disease, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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The Ice Bucket Challenge helped raise about $100 million for ALS, but what is it? (Photo: Penn State)


The Illness Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge The ice-bucket challenge that was all over social media a few weeks ago raised about $100 million for ALS, a devastating, fatal motor neuron disease. But how much do those who participated and donated really know about the condition,
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