Over the past several months, we have heard and seen many individuals and groups that have taken the ALS Ice bucket Challenge. These challenges have helped shine a spotlight on this devastating disease. However, many still don’t know much about ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) which is often called "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells (motor neurons) in the brain and the spinal cord causing paralysis and ultimately death. The Burke Medical Research Institute is involved in game changing neurological research. One of the diseases being studied is ALS. The goal is to help provide a better quality of life for those who have the disease and ultimately help find a cure. At the recent 2014 annual retreat for BMRI employees, our scientists, research staff and administrators took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Learn more about how Burke researcher, David Putrino, Ph.D., P.T., is helping to improve the lives of those with ALS.