Researchers at Mayo Clinic actively study possible causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Research includes identifying biomarkers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid that may someday help to identify and monitor loss of motor neurons in ALS and aid in monitoring response to treatment.

Research also includes identifying genes that may cause or contribute to the development of ALS. Researchers study genes that may predict people who are at high risk of ALS.

In addition, researchers study potential new treatments for people with ALS and ALS-related diseases and participate in clinical trials of potential new medications.


See a list of publications about ALS by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.