His fatal 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, his wife Adela and his 3 sons Jean,Roland and Ludo decided to launch at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem “the Jacques Kluger Memorial Fund for Research into ALS.”.
Would you be interested by the research performed by the HUJ please click on the link under categories : “Research reporting from the HUJ”.
In 2011, we were proud and happy to be part of the funding that lead Prof. Gruenbaum’s research into “Factor in keeping genes “in good order& preventing disease”.
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.