ALS means amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects nerve cells of brain and spinal cord. A-myo-trophic originates from the Greek language.
Motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord carry messages from the brain to the muscles throughout the body forbidden "no muscle food." - "A" No "Myo" refers to muscle, and "trophic" means that food. Presently there is no cure or treatment to halts or reverses ALS. ALS usually strikes people at the age of 40 – 70.
ALS Association was established in 1985. The ALS Association is the non-profit organization which provides assistance to the needy people. ALS Associations headquarter is located at Washington, DC. Certified clinical care centers and home care coordination of multidisciplinary partnership government. The goal of the ALS Association is to help patients and families cope with the day to day challenges of living with ALS by providing information, resources and referrals to help in the fight against disease. Also empowers their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate and supportive care.
The ALS Association is working with the best doctors and ALS clinics across the United States to ensure that people living with ALS have access to specialized care, based on best practices. It is multidisciplinary care model which brings together a team of health care professionals to address the needs of people living with ALS. The team comprises of neurologist, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, nurse, dietitian, mental health professional, speech language pathologist, social worker and an ALS Association Chapter liaison.
The ALS Association organizes workshops every year to bring together scientists seeking pharmaceutical industry ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases, biotechnology companies and generate new research ideas and fresh insight. Through public awareness, social media and the Internet, the Association raises constantly ALS awareness and research for a cure. Each month 250,000 viewers visit their website which contains a vital source of information and latest news for those battling ALS.Read More»
The following is the list of scholars from ALS Association who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences