ALSN Vol. 14, No. 1

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Amy Madsen
Genes encased in adeno-associated virus (AAV) delivery vehicles are injected into muscle. From there they can travel through the nerve fiber to the nervous system.

“… the first page in the next chapter of investigations”

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Margaret Wahl
On Nov. 17, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses released a 454-page report linking exposure to nervous-system toxins with the development of illness in Gulf War veterans. Gulf War illness, or syndrome, which this report describes as a collection of symptoms typically...
Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
A tense caregiving relationship can be difficult for everyone involved.

Look Ma! No hands!

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
Hand and arm weakness can make it fatiguing and frustrating to use a computer’s conventional keyboard and mouse. So, why not try using your head? For some with ALS, a head mouse, or head tracker, provides an effective way to maintain communication and computer access. These devices typically are...

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