ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a life threatening neurologic disorder caused by the progressive loss of control of voluntary muscles. Patients often have trouble walking, breathing and eventually become totally paralyzed. Currently, there is no cure for ALS.
Since 1999 the University of Pennsylvania’s ALS Center has provided compassionate and multidisciplinary clinical care to thousands of Philadelphia and Chester County patients and their families afflicted with ALS. Penn’s ALS Center performs cutting edge research to uncover new therapies and to unravel the causes of ALS.