What is ALS and How is it Diagnosed?

ALS is a difficult disease to diagnose because there are no blood tests or procedures that define the disease. It is through a clinical exam that includes the following that an ALS diagnosis is given. Electrodiagnostic tests including electomyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) Blood and urine studies including high resolution serum protein electrophoresis, [...]

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The ALS Buzz Around Brainstorm and the Israeli Study

The ALS community looks hopefully at the results of a clinical trial conducted in Israel at Hadassah Medical Center.  The results were published last week in JAMA Neurology, with the paper titled, “Safety and Clinical Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Secreting Neurotrophic Factor Transplantation in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Results of Phase1/2 and [...]

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Salt to Saint Racers Support ALS Crowd

The Salt To Saint Relay is Utah’s most exciting bicycle relay challenge. Teams of cyclists, consisting of 8 riders, 4 riders, and even Solo riders, will push themselves, their sleeping habits, their cycling abilities and their idea of a good time to new limits. Teams will ride, using their own strategies, from Salt Lake City to St. [...]

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