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About The Center

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease is a progressive, paralyzing, fatal disease. Our Center's Mission is to bring together physicians, other health care workers, and researchers to TREAT AND SUPPORT PATIENTS WITH ALS and to IMPROVE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT LEADING TO A CURE.

News

New Center initiatives: High Field MRI and Growing Stem Cellss. Read More >

Caregiver Support and Stress project completed. Read More >

Dr. Cudkowicz presented the Leonard Gerson Distinguished Scholar lecture 1/9/2013. Read More >

Dexpramipexole found to be ineffective. Read More >

Thanks to Donors: Helen Popovich Fund, Jon Obusek Memorial Bike Run, and others. Read More >

Diaphragm Pacing Program Initiated at UPMC. Read More >

Melatonin Delays Disease Progression in an ALS Mouse Model. Read More >

New Gene Discoveries. Read More >

What else is new in ALS? Read More >