‘Motor Neuron Disease’ Articles

Motor Neuron Diseases: The Challenge of Early Diagnosis

Motor neuron diseases encompass a wide spectrum of neurological disorders, but common to all is a period of diagnostic uncertainty early in the disease, based on clinical grounds alone. That uncertainty can have important consequences for patients, including psychological stress, expenses incurred from multiple clinical Read more

  • September 30, 2015
  • 11:23am EST

Dr. Joseph Higgins Participates in New York Giants Discussion on ALS

Quest Diagnostics teamed up with the New York Giants to educate people about ALS. Check out this short clip below from, which features insights from Athena Diagnostics Medical Director for Neurology, Dr. Joseph Higgins. Did you find this article helpful?YesNoPlease waitThank you for your response.

  • September 04, 2014
  • 02:43pm EST

C9ORF72 Heralds Deeper Understanding of ALS and Its Inheritance

The past two years have seen a revolution in discovery of genes for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Half a dozen new genes have been reported in this time, and several of them are likely to lead to major breakthroughs Read more

  • March 01, 2012
  • 02:28pm EST