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What does ALS stand for?

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

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When Stephen, the younger brother, was diagnosed with the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at age 29, Jamie quit his job as a mechanical engineer and transformed himself into a genetics expert in an effort to find a cutting-edge therapy that could save his brother's life, Weiner, a science writer who won a Pulitzer prize for his last book, Beak of the Finch, learned of the Heywoods and became immersed in their lives, employing his reporter's prowess to aid Jamie's research.
Included illnesses are Alzheimer's, stroke and other vascular dementias, Parkinson's disease, frontal temporal dementias, traumatic brain injury, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, Lewy body dementias, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, HIV dementia and those caused by brain tumors, and other disorders.
A former inmate suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) brought a [section] 1983 action against corrections officials, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
ExonHit Therapeutics, Paris, France, the alternative splicing- based drug discovery company, has initiated its first clinical trial evaluating EHT 0201 (pentoxifylline) in patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).