“Toxic desert dust” may be why military personnel serving in the 1990-1991 Gulf War experienced abnormally high rates of ALS, new findings suggest.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:31, By: Margaret Wahl
New findings suggest a possible link between dust-dwelling bacterial toxins and an elevated incidence of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in Gulf War veterans. The study blames cyanobacteria, microorganisms that live in desert sands and which can be inhaled when they’re kicked up in dust,...
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: ALSN Staff
Stem cells entered nervous system but didn’t slow ALS Although six men with ALS who received intravenous infusions (“transplantations”) of donated bone marrow stem cells failed to derive any apparent benefit from the procedure, the study showed that such cells can enter the central nervous system...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Margaret Wahl
Editor’s Note: The 17th International Symposium on ALS/MND (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neurone Disease), held in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, showcased important research findings, many of which involved MDA research grantees and clinicians. News items from the meeting are...