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ALS: Take a deep breath

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December 18, 2013
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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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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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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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Giving Jan a Voice: Thinking Cap for ALS

Giving Jan a Voice: Thinking Cap for ALS

Ivanhoe (Mar. 31, 2014) — Many patients with ALS can’t communicate their thoughts with family and friends. Now, researchers are using the power of the mind and cutting edge technology to help these patients speak their minds. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Toddler's Brain Forgets to Tell Her to Breathe

Toddler's Brain Forgets to Tell Her to Breathe

AP (Oct. 8, 2013) — Maisie Harris is finally home. The two-year-old had been in a hospital her whole life with a rare condition in which her brain forgets to tell her body to take a breath, but the latest type of ventilator can now regulate her breathing at home. (Oct. 8)
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