ALSN Vol. 14, No. 7

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 15:48, By: Other
MDA was founded as, and remains today, a grassroots fundraising organization. The overwhelming majority of dollars raised for MDA are through community-driven events. It’s the amazing additive effect of these many local events that make it possible for MDA’s ALS Division to fund quality research...
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 15:04, By: Margaret Wahl
Recently, media outlets reported a possible link between developing ALS and living near Lake Mascoma in Western New Hampshire. The Union Leader in New Hampshire and other news outlets indicated that the risk of developing ALS is “25 times” higher than average for people living around Lake Mascoma,...
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 13:32, By: ALSN Staff
This article presents updates on research, clinical trials and studies in ALS as of June 2009: ceftriaxone, pyrimethamine, tamoxifen, brain-computer interface, gene variants, PLS, spinal cord barriers, ALS Newsmagazine Ceftriaxone trial enters third stage

How to borrow AT devices from the MDA loan closet

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 13:15, By: Alyssa Quintero
Gaining access to assistive technology (AT) devices can be an arduous task, especially when funds are low and insurance coverage isn’t available. Equipment loan and recycling programs aid people who want to try out different devices, or who need to borrow equipment while they’re waiting for a...
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 12:05, By: Amy Madsen
By all accounts, 72-year-old Robert “Bob” Paulson has led an interesting and accomplished life. His is the tale of a Kansas farm boy conquering the Big Apple and creating a beautiful family with whom he’s shared the best life has to offer. Some might say a diagnosis of ALS in 1996 rendered his good...
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:27, By: Kathy Wechsler
The future is bright at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Healthcare Robotics Lab in Atlanta. Georgia Tech professor and health care robotics researcher Charles Kemp and his team of researchers are working on a project that one day will change the lives of people with disabilities by allowing...

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