ALS at U. Massachusetts Medical School

Lou Gehrig brought awareness to ALS with his closely tracked decline in power hitting, from batting for home runs to singles.

Research in Neurology

The Neurology Department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has renewed its commitment to expand and invigorate research in Neurology throughout central Massachusetts and New England

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New gene variants present in 3 percent of all ALS patients

New gene variants present in 3 percent of all ALS patients

John Landers, PhD, led a team of more than 80 scientists who found that variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and European populations, both sporadic and familial.

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