*Final Farewell To Mike Lopez Jr.* it is hard to imagine anyone who followed football in Oregon in the 1980′s not remembering his name. It struck fear into many an opponent and his #19 was called and shouted often at Oregon State where he did some legendary things. He was one of the greatest athletes to every come out of Oregon and was an All American and named Gatorade Player Of The Year. The 1981 Graduate of Aloha was truly special in every way and was known by those closest to him as “Magic Mike”!
When he sat down Monday night and listened to the full broadcast of the Atlanta sports radio hosts mocking ALS-sufferer Steve Gleason, the head of O.J. Brigance’s foundation was left nearly in tears.
“I just couldn’t believe it,’’ Steve Peregoy, the recently-named executive director of the Baltimore-based ALS advocacy foundation Brigance’s Brigade, said Tuesday. “I’ve gotten .................................
PHILADELPHIA - The motor neuron disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, progresses in a stepwise, sequential pattern which can be classified into four distinct stages, report pathologists with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the Annals of Neurology. This post-mortem staging of ALS brain and spinal cord tissues shows, for the first time, how the fatal degenerative disease may progress from one starting point in the central nervous system to other regions of brain and spinal cord. As evidence mounts showing that other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, transmit disease-specific pathological proteins from cell-to-cell within the interconnected brain regions of..........
Prof. Molly Shoichet (photo courtesy of Shoichet Lab) One of the challenges facing stem cell researchers is how to ensure that cells delivered to patients don't die after transplantation to the point of care.
Last autumn, Hisashi Moriguchi stunned the world of stem-cell science by claiming he had become the first person to transfer induced pluripotent stem cells into patients. In a now-infamous front-page spread in the Yomiuri Shimbun — which has the largest number of subscribers of any newspaper in the world — Moriguchi said he created a type of iPS cells, differentiated.....
Argeo Paul Cellucci, a Hudson native who rose from a smalltown selectman to become governor of Massachusetts and later US ambassador to Canada, died at home this afternoon after a five-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
From the familiar steps of "West Side Story" to as-yet unseen professional dance choreography, a group of enthusiastic dancers joined professional dancers David Leventhal and Lesley Garrison today for a dance for Parkinson's disease.
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation to provide an additional $7.5 million in continued funding for the ALS Research Program (ALSRP) at the Department of Defense. If enacted, it would bring total funding for the program to nearly $50 million.
Thank you to everyone who made the trip to Washington last month for National ALS Advocacy Day and also to those who participated in our online virtual Advocacy Day. Your outreach to Members of Congress in support of
The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter’s Run to Defeat ALS
I am running in the 2013 Chicago Marathon in memory of my mother, Donna McNeice, my friend John Keator, and a family friend Bob O'Neil who all recently lost their battles to ALS. I am also running in memory of Michael Lopez (Team Cure ALS), who lead an inspirational battle with ALS and in the process has raised ALS awareness and was a source of hope to so many people. I want to help all those who are currently battling ALS. It is my goal to raise ALS Awareness and help find a cure for this dreaded disease.
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Rock Steady Boxing, the first and only boxing program of its kind in the country, was founded in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s.
The seed for what would eventually become Rock Steady Boxing was planted when Newman began intense, one-on-one, boxing training just a few years after he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s at the age of 40. Newman witnessed the dramatic improvement in his physical health, agility and daily functioning through the.........................