American Academy of Neurology

New guidelines for physicians caring for ALS patients released by the American Academy of Neurology

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 13:57, By: Margaret Wahl
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released its new guidelines on patient care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Oct. 13, 2009. Several MDA-affiliated physicians were involved in their development. To read the published guidelines, see
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 14:36, By: Margaret Wahl
Death of spinal cord neurons in ALS dampens protective mechanism A vicious cycle of nerve cell damage and loss has been identified as a possible contributor to ALS. Identification of this pathway opens the door to targeting it with therapeutic agents.