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OHSU Pushes ALS Research Gains

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Adding the name of a famous baseball player to a disease does not make it any more appealing. 

Lou Gehrig's Disease--amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS--slowly erodes the body's motor functions, leading to paralysis and death. 

Oregon Health & Science University performs extensive research into ALS in Portland, in the hope of improving treatment or finding a cure.

Dr. Chafic Karam visits with us to talk about promising lines of research, along with psychiatrist Dr. Alan Teo. 

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for over 35 years, working in both television and radio.