The Neural Basis for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Study Overview

The purpose of this study is to evaluate memory, language and cognitive difficulties in patients with ALS. ALS is a neurological disease that affects nerve cells (motor neurons) in the brain and spinal cord. This condition largely affects the muscles however there are some individuals who also experience other neurological problems that include changes in thinking, decision-making and personality.

Study Description

Study activities include these core activities: • Blood draw • Neurocognitive testing • 3 Tesla MRI Optional activities include: • Lumbar Puncture • 7 Tesla MRI

Additional Information:

Principal Investigator: Murray Grossman, MD Longitudinal

  • Study Identifier: 811040

Recruitment Status

Open

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