Health Talks: The latest in ALS research at Ohio State

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rare, incurable neurological disease that afflicts the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. This gradually begins to cause problems with speech, swallowing and breathing, and ultimately results in death.

In this video, physician-scientist Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD, discusses the latest discovery of a gene associated with ALS that will help explain how and why it causes the disease. Watch the full Health Talks video above to learn more about the promise of this new research and what it means for ALS care at Ohio State. The video also covers:

  • Symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and treatment for ALS
  • Recent gene discovery at Ohio State
  • ALS and gene therapy
  • Why patients should seek care at Ohio State’s ALS clinic

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