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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An In-Depth Look

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known in theUnited States as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a devastating disorder that affects the control of muscle movement by damaging motor neurons.  And while scientists have identified a small percentage of cases that are linked to a specific genetic mutation, the majority of ALS cases occur in people with no family history of the disorder.

In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Mahmoud Kiaei of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Kiaei is spearheading a number of research initiatives which will hopefully lead to better treatments forALS.  Be sure to listen in to this in-depth discussion ofALS where we cover virtually every aspect of the disease and highlight some of the new therapies that might eventually lead to a cure.

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