Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)


    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease of the nervous system that weakens muscles and impairs physical function. Medication and therapy can slow ALS and reduce discomfort, but there's no cure.

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    ALS drug shows varying effects against Alzheimer’s, metabolism

    Effects are unique between males and females A recent study from the Hascup labs at SIU Medicine has shown how riluzole, a drug compound typically used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
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    Acharya named Neurology chair and co-director of SIU Neuroscience Institute

    Dr. Jayant Acharya has been named the chair of the Department of Neurology and co-executive director of the Neuroscience Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.