Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genetics: what do we know?

About 10% of ALS patients have what's called familial ALS, meaning it runs in their family.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 15, 2019


Avoiding Caregiver Burnout & Stress Overload

Nearly one-third of American adults provides some type of care for an aging or ill family member.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 17, 2018


ALS Research: Biometrics & Stem Cell Treatments

New research shows certain blood vessels have a more important role than we thought in how the spine develops.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 23, 2018


What Do Viking Genetics Have to Do With ALS?

Vikings, while invading and settling Europe, may have brought more than longships and Norse mythology to the continent. They also might have brought a genetic mutation found in 10% of patients with ALS. Learn more from a neurology expert...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 07, 2018


Advice for ALS Patients & Caregivers

Associate Director of Cedars-Sinai Neurology, Peggy Allred, offers advice for patients (and families) diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 29, 2017


More Than Finding a Cure: ALS Caregiving

"I entered this field to make an impact. I learned I could help patients even without a pill to make everything better."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 07, 2017

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New Combo Treatment for ALS

Eighteen patients are about to receive an investigational stem cell/gene therapy combination that may stall progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Discoveries / Apr 30, 2017

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Another Blow to Concussions

Can a series of blows to the head lead to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Two studies at Cedars-Sinai have provided some early answers and guidance for future research.

Discoveries / Apr 26, 2017