ALSN Vol. 14, No. 2

Wireless switch with Bluetooth technology responds to the faintest muscle movement

Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 14:31, By: Alyssa Quintero
Although single-switch scanning is considered a slow method for computer access, David Jayne is scanning faster and more accurately with the Impulse switch, which responds to slight muscle movements in his forehead.
Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 13:47, By: Margaret Wahl
Some studies suggest that motor neurons, even when healthy, can be killed by toxic neighbors. If so, converting these “sharks” to “dolphins” might slow the pace of ALS.
Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 13:40, By: ALSN Staff
MDA has begun a new research initiative in 2009: MDA Venture Philanthropy (MVP). Designed to bridge a crucial funding gap in the drug development process, MVP will focus on the discovery and clinical application of treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases, including ALS.
Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 13:31, By: Margaret Wahl

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