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Stem Cell Trial Seeks Longer Lives for Victims of Deadly ALS

Stem Cell Trial Seeks Longer Lives for Victims of Deadly ALS

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) Researchers at Emory University in the United States are hoping to extend the lives of patients diagnosed with the deadly neuro-degenerative disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS kills by destroying a patient's nervous system but in clinical trials, the scientists say injections of neural stem cells show promise in slowing the disease's progress. Ben Gruber reports.
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ALS: Take a Deep Breath

ALS: Take a Deep Breath

Ivanhoe (Dec. 18, 2013) It’s known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It causes your muscles to stop working and even makes it difficult to breathe. Now, a new machine is helping to keep those suffering from ALS breathe easier.
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NFL Legend Tony Dorsett Has Concussion-Related Brain Disease

NFL Legend Tony Dorsett Has Concussion-Related Brain Disease

Newsy (Nov. 7, 2013) Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating brain disease caused by numerous hits to the head.
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Bank That Voice!

Bank That Voice!

Ivanhoe (Sep. 10, 2013) Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that affects up to 30,000 Americans. Eventually every muscle is affected, including those used for speech. Now there is a way to bank a patient’s voice for the future.
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