ALSN Vol. 12, No. 2

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: ALSN Staff
In mid-January, MDA announced that it would play a key role in the largest ALS drug discovery project in history — a three-year, $36 million effort to identify biochemical targets and find drugs that work on them.
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Freelance
It all started in October 2004, with severe pain in my lower back. Numerous doctors failed to pinpoint the problem. Finally, I went to the Cleveland Clinic, where several tests revealed I had an anterior horn cell lower motor neuron disease. A neurologist referred me to the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
If you’re coping with an ALS diagnosis while living in a small town or rural area, you may have some additional challenges. Brian Kieth of New Home, Texas, and James Tyler of Halfway, Ore., both have ALS and have experienced problems because of where they live. Wheelchair access Rural areas tend...

People with ALS share personal experiences with life-enhancing devices

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
The production of assistive technology (AT) devices and vast technological advances, particularly in communication, have enabled people with ALS to enjoy greater independence, maintain relationships, and contribute to the workplace and the community. Here’s a look at how computer technology and...

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