Data show that the risk of ALS-associated death in some National Football League players is four times greater than that of the general U.S. male population

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 10:59, By: Amy Madsen
Update (Nov. 6, 2012): This story was updated to reflect the availability of an abstract of the scientific paper (online and print) on which the story is based, as well as information about an upcoming webinar on this subject.

Researchers hope to speed the search for effective ALS treatments by compiling a national database of information from patients and families

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 09:17, By: Miriam Davidson
After two years of laying the groundwork, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has opened its National ALS Registry to collect information from people living with ALS. Scientists at the ATSDR, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, hope...