Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (lou Gherig's Disease)

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Science

 

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Theodore S

 

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May 11, 2015

 

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University

 

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ALS affects more men than women. Approximately 60 percent of those affected are male, 40 percent are female. Little is known about the exact cause of ALS at this time, although it can be traced back to chromosome 21. The defect is inherited as an autosmal dominant trait. Other theories such as metal poisons, viral infections, even aging have been considered...
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The defect is inherited as an autosmal dominant trait. Other theories such as metal poisons, viral infections, even aging have been considered. ALS attacks the motor neurons in your nervous system that control your muscles. Your motor neurons slowly deteriorate, causing your muscles to not receive information from your brain...
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