A cellular defense against protein aggregates suppresses ALS in early stages but later hastens spread of the disease, a study in mice suggests.
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
Researchers have discovered why long-term use of levodopa treatment commonly leads to a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease itself.
Biogen, the ALS Association, and Columbia University Medical Center have announced a new collaboration to better understand the differences and commonalities in the ALS disease process and how genes influence the clinical features of the disease.
Three successful movies from this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives.
Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.