Local researchers find cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease in lab rats
Monday, August 7, 2006
San Diego researchers have taken the next step in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. A new cure proves effective in suppressing a defective gene in ALS-infected rats, and doctors are confident that this method will translate to humans as well. Host Tom Fudge speaks with researchers about this latest medical breakthrough, the wide-ranging impact it might have on affected patients, and why these discoveries are so important to San Diego.
Learn more about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as " Lou Gehrig's disease ."