Once it starts, ALS almost always continues to progress, disable and shorten the lives of its victims. Very rarely, a patient with a confirmed diagnosis of ALS gets better on validated ALS outcome measures.
We want to understand these ALS reversals and replicate them in other patients. Similar approaches are being employed in cancer (J Nat Sci Biol Med 2011;43-49) and HIV (Clin Inf Dis 2010;51:239-241).
Watch Dr. Bedlack describe the ALS Reversals program in more detail below.