Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (cont.)
In this Article
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis facts*
- What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?
- Who gets ALS?
- What are the symptoms of ALS?
- How is ALS diagnosed?
- What causes ALS?
- How is ALS treated?
- What research is being done on ALS?
- How can I help research for ALS?
- Where can I get more information about ALS?
- Find a local Neurologist in your town
How Can I Help Research for ALS?
The NINDS contributes to the support of the Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center in Los Angeles. This bank supplies investigators around the world with tissue from patients with neurological and other disorders. Tissue from individuals with ALS is needed to enable scientists to study this disorder more intensely. Prospective donors may contact:
Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center
Neurology Research (127A)
W. Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Bldg. 212
Los Angeles, CA 90073
24-hour pager: 310-636-5199
Where can I get more information about ALS?
For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute's Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Information also is available from the following organizations:
1275 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077-3254
Tel: 888-ALS-1107 847-679-3311
Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718-3208
Tel: 520-529-2000 800-572-1717
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-420-7382 800-603-0270
ALS Therapy Development Institute
300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
"Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Fact Sheet." NINDS. 2 Nov. 2012.
Last Editorial Review: 11/2/2012
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