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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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VA launches caregiver pilot with 10 new iPad Apps

VA launches caregiver pilot with 10 new iPad Apps | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

The Department of Veterans Affairs has fully launched its pilot, announced last year, in which it’s distributing 1,000 iPads to family caregivers of veterans loaded with 10 specially-created apps.

“There are three things that we’re looking at in the pilot,” said Kathleen Frisbee, Director of Web and Mobile Solutions in the Veterans Health Administration. ”The first is the impact of the iPads on caregivers’ stress and burden. We’re looking at the historical stress and burden scores we collect through our home visits on those that have the iPad versus those that don’t. The second is looking at caregiver preparedness and trying to understand the impact iPads can have on that. And.............

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