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Lou Gehrig’s disease- Maladie de Charcot

The illness, a terrible one, is known as
Lou Gehrig’s disease- Maladie de Charcot – known medically as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.
ALS is rare — it strikes about five in 100,000 people and affects some 350,000 people world-wide.

In his memory in 2000 my mother and the 3 brothers launched a foundation at the HUJ ( Hebrew University of Jerusalem) which in its way is funding every year research on this particular illness.

Woudl you be interested by the research performed by the HUJ please clic on the link under categories : ” …..

Some latest press articles :
From The New York Times:

Dr. Richard K. Olney, Felled by the Disease He Studied, Is Dead at 64
Dr. Olney, a leading researcher of A.L.S., commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, learned in 2004 that he himself had it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/us/dr-richard-k-olney-als-researcher-dies-at-64.html?_r=1

http://support.huji.ac.il/news-events/news/Gruenbaum_lamins_research/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/health/30theory.html?_r=1

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