February 22, 2010
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known in the United States as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a devastating disorder that affects the control of muscle movement by damaging motor neurons. And while scientists have identified a small percentage of cases that are linked to a specific genetic mutation, the majority of ALS cases occur in people with no family history of the disorder.
In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Mahmoud Kiaei of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kiaei is spearheading a number of research initiatives which will hopefully lead to better treatments for ALS. Be sure to listen in to this in-depth discussion of ALS where we cover virtually every aspect of the disease and highlight some of the new therapies that might eventually lead to a cure.