September 23, 2011

Mayo Clinic Doctors Make ALS Discovery, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)


 Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, affects a person's ability to walk, talk, swallow and eventually breathe. No cure has been found for ALS, but because of a discovery made in a Mayo Clinic laboratory in Jacksonville, scientists and doctors may be one step closer to finding one… For years, the medical community has been baffled by what causes ALS, until now.  "It's a great feeling. It's a project that I worked on from the moment I started my laboratory here four years ago," Dr. Rosa Rademakers said of the recent discovery.

News 4 Jacksonville, 9/23/11

Additional coverage: WOKV (Fla.), Machines Like Us, CTV, Welsh Icons (UK), UCL News (UK), Reuters (UK), NU.NL (Netherlands), Orlando Sentinel

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