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 recovers significant lost motor function on validated ALS outcome measures. These “ALS Reversals” have been documented by several different neurologists in peer-reviewed publications dating back to the 1960s. But they have never been carefully studied before.
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.