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Synonyms for ALS

thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord

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The funds raised for the ALS Home Health Initiative will go to help offset the high costs of home health care for some people living with ALS.
Keywords: Alternative Learning System (ALS); Bureau of Alternative learning System (BALS); ALS beneficiaries; status of ALS beneficiaries; causes of dropouts
In about five to 10 percent of ALS cases, another family member also has ALS.
0 per 100,000 population) were living with ALS in 2013.
sup][7] Other studies in the patients with ALS found that the expression of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and macrophage chemotactic protein-1 was increased,[sup][4],[8],[9] which demonstrated a systemic pro-inflammatory condition and adaptive immune system responses in ALS.
This second study focused specifically on ALS patients with a family history of the disease.
ALS was more common among whites, males, and people ages 6069 years.
The sophisticated gene analysis that led to this finding was only possible because of the large number of ALS samples available," Lucie Bruijn of the ALS Association said in a (http://www.
Treeway and Cedars-Sinai applied for a TREAT ALS Drug Development Contract and received the $500,000 award.
SOD1-ALS is the second most common familial form of ALS, accounting for up to 20% of familial ALS.
This past year has been a really important year for raising awareness and support for the ALS community," said Judy Taylor, executive director, DC/MD/VA Chapter.
While the technique for creating these human-made cells has been used by other researchers, Rothstein is the first to use these induced pluripotent stem cells to create the largest library of brain cell lines donated voluntarily by more than 20 ALS patients whose disease was caused by various genetic mutations.
The researchers are using patient-derived, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) and mouse models with mutations in TBK1 or OPTN to study ALS disease mechanisms and to screen for drug candidates.
A common stipulation is that if a person does not respond to their nomination within 24 hours, they must donate money to an ALS charity.
The Great Lakes Brewing Company has announced it has joined brewers across the country in the Ales for ALS campaign.