Part of a video series on pressing neuroscience health issues. Patients and families describe the physical, emotional, and financial toll of neurological diseases and disorders. Researchers tell the progress made toward finding treatments for Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.
In this video, patients and physicians talk about the effects of ALS, as well as potential therapies. Robert H. Brown Jr., M.D. Ph.D., has since moved to chair the Neurology Department at the University of Massachusetts.