ALSN Vol. 14, No. 6

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 14:36, By: Bill Norman
July 4 is a date that holds special significance not only for America, but for MDA and Major League Baseball (MLB) as well. July 4 is the date in 1939 when Lou Gehrig, legendary first baseman and slugger for the New York Yankees, delivered an emotional farewell speech to 62,000 fans in Yankee...
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 14:36, By: ALSN Staff
This Independence Day, on the 70th anniversary of Gehrig’s farewell speech, Major League Baseball will conduct activities throughout the country to honor Gehrig’s memory and raise funds to support ALS research.

Augie Nieto stays one step ahead of ALS

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 14:36, By: Alyssa Quintero
Communication is a lifeline for MDA ALS Division Co-Chair Augie Nieto, and he continues testing new ways to stay connected with the world.

How can such a lowly secretion be so dangerous?

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 14:36, By: Amy Madsen
In mid-March, Mark Wenzel, who has ALS, and his wife, Martha, were visiting friends when a mucus plug blocked Mark’s airway.
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 11:06, By: Margaret Wahl
Biomarkers are a major focus of studies at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. The 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), held in Seattle April 25-May 2, 2009, included several ALS-related presentations.