The ALS Association

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Progress



February 9, 2017

podcast-11.30.16In Part 3 of the ALS Research Podcast Series with Dr. Jill Yersak, we discuss the significance of biomarkers in understanding ALS progression and developing new treatments. Dr. Yersak answers questions on this topic such as:

  • What are biomarkers?
  • How does one identify a biomarker for ALS?
  • Why are biomarkers important for ALS research?
  • What is the future of this avenue of study?

What is ALS Research?

January 5, 2017

podcast-11.30.16Each year, people across the country and around the world donate to fund ALS research. In this podcast, Dr. Jill Yersak, Manager of Research Communications at The ALS Association, helps answer the question - What is ALS Research? Why is it so complicated? What makes it take so long to complete?

What is ALS?

November 30, 2016

podcast-11.30.16ALS is a difficult and complicated disease. Most people who are affected by ALS have not spent much time researching it until they or someone that they care for has been diagnosed. Everybody has questions, from the very general understanding of the disease to details about research, genetics, and more.

Dr. Jill Yersak, Manager of Research Communications at The ALS Association, is sharing her expertise in a running series on ALS research questions. In this first Podcast, Dr. Yersak starts the conversation by talking about What is ALS? This episode discusses the various forms of ALS, how it impacts the body, and some of the resources that are available through The ALS Association.

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