Understanding ALS: Symptoms, Causes, and Research Progress

The progressive neurodegenerative disease known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As these motor neurons deteriorate and eventually die, they stop communicating with the muscles, causing muscular weakening and ultimately paralysis. The Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, which sought to increase … Read more