New treatments and progress against ALS


ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a degenerative disease caused by the deterioration of the motor neurons in our nervous system. This process can lead to the death of these cells, causing muscular paralysis in the patient.

Of the ALS cases currently diagnosed, 10% are linked to genetic disorders, with 90% remaining a mystery to medical community. Research in this field therefore continues to be essential for improving prospects for ALS patients. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a highly disabling disease. Fortunately, advances in both medical treatments and specific technology have been made in recent years which allow for progressive improvement in patients’ quality of life. Present day treatments – looking toward the future The battle against ALS is currently focused around three main pillars: - Activities aimed at stopping the advance of ALS in its various stages. - Effective treatment of symptoms Read more