ALSN Vol. 16, No. 4

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 14:29, By: Miriam Davidson
Karen Felzer studies earthquakes, not ALS. But after her father learned he had the disease, Felzer helped conduct a study that caused a small shake-up in the world of ALS research. Working with Humberto Macedo, a Brazilian computer analyst who also had ALS, Felzer initiated an online, patient- and...

Eight researchers share their opinions about the FUS protein and its role in both familial and sporadic ALS

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 14:22, By: Amy Madsen
How to prevent selective loss of neurons? Benjamin BrooksCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotte, N.C

Like a character from Dr. Seuss, the FUS ('foos') protein causes serious mischief when it strays from its normal location

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:53, By: Amy Madsen
In 2009, it was discovered that genetic mutations in the fused in sarcoma gene — FUS for short — were linked to some cases of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:37, By: ALSN Staff
Eating and breathing: A possible 'synergistic' effect in ALS Initial results of a multicenter pilot study to evaluate nutritional requirements and early intervention for breathing problems in ALS are helping scientists determine how physical factors such as body mass, diet and activity affect the...