ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease News
Brain Implant Helps 'Locked In' ALS Patient Communicate
A brain implant has allowed a woman with the so-called “ locked-in syndrome ” to finally communicate after amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) robbed her of the ability to speak. The brain-computer interface was implanted into the unnamed patient’s brain, enabling her to
A Look Inside 'Take Me Home Huey' Medevac Helicopter
ABC News' Rachel Scott checks out a helicopter that was shot down in Vietnam and repurposed as an art piece to honor veterans.
Kevin Turner, Lead NFL Concussion Suit Plaintiff, Had CTE
At a Boston University medical conference on Thursday, doctors put a human touch on the often clinical diagnoses, announcing to a room stocked with family members of CTE casualties that former Patriots and Eagles fullback Kevin Turner.
School Grants Beloved Secretary's Dying Wish for Dream Vacation to Hawaii
A beloved high school secretary will embark on her dream vacation to Hawaii, thanks to her colleagues and students. Debbie Hall, 56, who worked in the counseling registrar department for 19 years at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) three weeks ago.
Discover the Town That Inspired Gilmore Girls
ABC News' David Merrell visits Washington, CT, the town that served as the inspiration for the cult classic TV series 'Gilmore Girls.'
San Diego Zoo Hits the Road to Raise Awareness for Animal Conservation
ABC News' Amna Nawaz meets the animals of the San Diego Zoo to learn more about conservation for species native to North America.
NFL players won't appeal $1 billion concussion settlement to Supreme Court
A group of retired NFL players who opposed the $1 billion concussion settlement between the league and thousands of former players will not appeal the case to the Supreme Court , with former All-Pro?offensive lineman Alan Faneca calling the decision "for the greater good of everybody." "It's been a
Steve Gleason: My playlist
The documentary film "Gleason" tells the inspiring story of former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason facing life after a diagnosis of ALS and how that changed his perspective on becoming a father. Music plays an integral role in the "Gleason" family, and, as shown throughout the film, many of
New Medical Breakthrough After $220 Million Raised for ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge
Researchers have discovered the gene NEK1 has a connection to ALS, which could pave the way for future treatment.