ALS


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  • noun

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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Although the percentage of people affected by familial ALS is small, the consequences are dire.
As soon as Perdigao learned of Jeff's diagnosis, he researched ALS online and didn't like what he saw.
It is significant that the first descriptions of ALS coincided with the Industrial Revolution.
EHT 0201 is being evaluated directly in patients suffering from ALS owing to its already well-characterised safety profile.
We will compensate veterans with ALS and their survivors, and we will do so quickly," Secretary Principi said.
Part 1 concludes with a chapter providing stories of notable people with ALS.
Target ALS is the next phase of an accelerated research initiative of Project A.
When I met with the ALS patients in December, we all sat in a circle - from the early stages to the final stages of the disease.
The researchers speculated that polymorphisms of two genes--ALAD (which codes for [delta]-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase, an enzyme involved in heme synthesis in red blood cells) and VDR (which codes for the vitamin D receptor)--might confer increased susceptibility to ALS through their previously confirmed impact on lead retention or mobilization in bone and blood.
Robberecht's report began with observations in worm and mouse models of ALS.
Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
In the August Nature Genetics, researchers report on other, more common genetic variations that crop up in ALS patients more often than they do in healthy people.
I believe I'm a county employee, I'm just paid differently,'' said plaintiff Robert Shiell, a supervising attorney who has been representing the Department of Children and Family Services since 1987, first as an independent contractor and since 1989 as an ALS employee.
The Company plans to enter a Phase IIb clinical trial with arimoclomol in ALS in the third quarter of 2007, subject to U.
8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association, in partnership with Prize4Life, is pleased to announce The ALS Assistive Technology Challenge to revolutionize communication technology solutions for people living with ALS.