ALSN Vol. 13, No. 5

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
To promote the 17th annual national ALS Awareness Month this May, MDA has planned a number of national and local events designed to increase public awareness of ALS. Nationally

The year in research

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Margaret Wahl
The road to ALS treatment development has been long and hard. But MDA, along with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical companies, is finding there are more frequent signposts. Among the most interesting developments of this year is the finding in a 44-person study in Italy...
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Margaret Wahl
Does a high serum cholesterol level increase survival time in ALS? A French research team that published its findings March 25 in Neurology has found that elevated levels of lipids (fatlike substances) in the blood, known to be risk factors for cardiovascular disease, actually may be a good thing...
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 16:04, By: Christina Medvescek
MDA is proud to announce publication of the new MDA ALS Caregiver’s Guide. Free to those with ALS who are registered with MDA, the 210-page book replaces MDA’s 1997 ALS caregiver’s guide, When a Loved One Has ALS.

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