MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 12, No. 4

April 2007

Cover Story

As we huddle on the couch, munching popcorn and engrossed in our movie, the kids and I are startled by a sharp knock at the door. Before I can shift forward to start the painstaking process of standing up, our neighbors burst into our house. “Are you OK?!” Beth asks breathlessly. “Yes, we’re...


Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system hit the market in late January, offering a renewed focus on functionality and convenience for users, including people with physical disabilities, according to the company. In addition to the standard accessibility features like on-screen keyb...

Research Roundup

NIH group finds no clear DNA clues to ALS No significant genetic differences were found in a recent study of 276 people with sporadic (nonfamilial) ALS and 271 without the disease, says a report issued in February by a large group of U.S., British and Italian researchers. Jennifer Schymick at the...