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Is it possible for a machine to read your mind?

Those suffering from motor neuron disease such as Lou Gehrig's struggle to turn thoughts into words. A scientist from University of California, Berkeley, aims to overcome this through advanced technology.

Stephen Hawking reaches 70

Cambridge - The famous British scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking has reached his 70th birthday on Jan 8 despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 21.

VA Letter Gives Some Vets False ALS News

The United States Veterans Administration sent out more than 1,800 letters to Gulf War vets letting them know that their having ALS made them eligible for 100 per cent compensation. That would have been good news if the vets really had the disease.

Genetic Link Between Lou Gehrig's Disease and Dog Disease Found

Researchers from the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute have found that the genetic mutation responsible for degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs is the same mutation that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Study Finds Clues For Repairing Nerve Cells

A new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University identifies a key mechanism for the normal development of motor nerve cells (motor neurons) - cells that control muscles.

Fear Of Rising Disease Tolls In A Massachusett's Town

The exciting news in Middleborough, Massachusetts is the possibility of casinos being built in a town starving for jobs. On the flip side of this story, comes the sad reality that this is a community that has way too many people with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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