Lorene Nelson

An analysis shows no single PON gene variant increases ALS risk, but doesn't rule out ALS-PON connections

posted on July 13, 2009 - 8:31am
  A new meta-analysis combining data from 11 studies has found no connection between variations in genes for paraoxonase (PON) enzymes and an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Does pond scum cause ALS? Maybe — but the evidence is far from clear

posted on June 18, 2009 - 9:00pm
Recent media reports have raised the question of a possible link between an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and living near Lake Mascoma in Western New Hampshire. The Union Leader in New Hampshire and other news outlets have reported that the risk of developing ALS is 25 times higher than average for people living around Lake Mascoma, located in Enfield and...