Category: ALS

New Form of ALS Discovered in Children

June 16th, 2021
  A new form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that affects children has been discovered by a team of researchers.   ALS in Children   Researchers used advanced genetic techniques to identify 11 such cases in children who had mysterious neuro… more »

New ALS Drug Approved; First in Over 20 Years

May 17th, 2017
On Friday, May 5th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new drug in 22 years to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). New Drug Treatment for ALS The new ALS drug is not a cure, but can slow down the worsening of the disease.… more »

Ice Bucket Challenge Helps Fund ALS Discovery

August 10th, 2016
In July of 2014 a campaign encouraged millions of people to dump buckets of ice water on their heads to help fund research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).Two years later; the Ice Bucket Challenge raised enough money to help researchers identify… more »