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1 in 6 ALS Patients Served in the Military. We Need a Cure.

January 23, 2019  -  Defense One

A new organization aims to fight a neurodegenerative disease that appears to target former servicemembers.

What if I told you there was a fatal disease that anyone could get, but that, for some unknown reason, you were twice as likely to develop if you had been a member of the military?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that afflicts nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, causing patients to eventually lose all control over their physical faculties, leaving their unaffected mind trapped in a body they can’t use. In every case, ALS is fatal.

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