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Mayo Clinic researcher gets Dept. of Defense grant for research into Lou Gehrig's disease

Mayo Clinic researcher gets Dept. of Defense grant for research into Lou Gehrig's disease | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

Leonard Petrucelli, chair of the department of Neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, has received a 2013 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program’s investigator-initiated award, which focuses on the discovery and validation of ALS biomarkers.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure and no life-prolonging treatments for the disease.

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Chuck Hummer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:23 AM

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Air Force Times- Veterans’ risk of developing ALS may be higher

Air Force Times- Veterans’ risk of developing ALS may be higher | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

From January 2003 to September 2011, Veterans Affairs — prompted by anecdotal reports of young veterans returning from the Persian Gulf War and developing ALS — collected information and even blood samples from willing veterans with ALS, said Dr. Eugene Oddone, who ran the registry and is now director of the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

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Congress Funds ALS Research, Increases Funding by 11% For National ALS Registry

Congress Funds ALS Research, Increases Funding by 11% For National ALS Registry | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

We are excited to let you know that last night, Congress passed legislation that included an additional $7.5 million for the ALS Research program at the Department of Defense and an additional $6.5 million for the National ALS Registry. The funding for the Registry is an 11% increase over last year! The legislation now heads to President Obama who is...............................................

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Jade Nicole Burman's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:28 PM

This is a great article to let the sponsors and the people concerned of the issue of ALS know how the progress is progressing. People like feedback on how their donation is contributing and this is the perfect way to make them feel good about themselves.