OHSU Pushes ALS Research Gains

Jul 6, 2016

Adding the name of a famous baseball player to a disease does not make it any more appealing. 

Lou Gehrig in 1937
Credit Harris & Ewing/Wikimedia

Lou Gehrig's Disease--amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS--slowly erodes the body's motor functions, leading to paralysis and death. 

Oregon Health & Science University performs extensive research into ALS in Portland, in the hope of improving treatment or finding a cure.

Dr. Chafic Karam visits with us to talk about promising lines of research, along with psychiatrist Dr. Alan Teo.