ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Breakthrough Underscores Importance of Collaboration to Brain Research
As the result of a major breakthrough by researchers at Northwestern University's School of Medicine, researchers studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, are now one step closer to unlocking the nature of ALS. The recent discovery, which for the first time identified a gene both in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord affected by ALS, offers a glimpse of hope to those who currently suffer from the deadly disease which rapidly breaks down their bodies while leaving mental capacity intact.
Brain Research Foundation to Promote Healthier Brains Through Exercise And Concussion Prevention at Prairie State Cycling Series
Foundation targets slowing cognitive decline via exercise and making riders of all ages safer through proper helmet use.
Brain Research Foundation (BRF) and Prairie State Cycling Series announced that BRF will use the 2013 cycling series in the Chicago area to promote key educational initiatives around brain health. The series will be in eight locations or stages throughout the area over two weeks in July and is expected to draw substantial crowds of spectators and participants to the event.