The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is bad for you. For those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, smoking can be especially damaging.
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) might lose brain function before any of their friends or loved ones even notice. This could make it difficult for them to make decisions about their own care.
Stem cell research holds the promise of changing the entire field of medicine. But research has been hampered because scientists haven't found a way to produce enough cells that can be studied safely.
Researchers have found amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be caused by a retrovirus, a virus composed not of DNA but of RNA (ribonucleic acid).