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Treatment Reverses Signs of Two Degenerative Brain Diseases, ALS and Ataxia, in Mice

April 12, 2017

Scientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual’s ability to move, and think. A targeted therapy developed by scientists at University of Utah Health slows the progression of a condition in mice that mimics a rare disease called ataxia. In a parallel collaborative study, led by researchers at Stanford University, a nearly identical treatment improves the health of mice that model Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease. ... Read more

Ice Bucket Challenge: Learn These Facts About ALS

August 19, 2014

Here are some things you may not know about the disease behind the campaign that has raised more than $20 million.... Read more

The Search for a Cure: Lupus, Diabetes and ALS

March 27, 2014

Many illnesses are easily cured with a visit to your doctor and a trip to the pharmacy. But a trio of baffling conditions has kept researchers hard at work for decades, investigating causes and cures.... Read more