Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments that treat this condition

Areas that research this condition


Researchers at Mayo Clinic study possible causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Research includes identifying biomarkers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid that might 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 might cause or contribute to the development of ALS.

Mayo Clinic researchers found a way to predict ALS and other brain aging disorders by identifying variations in genes that predict people who are at a high risk for ALS. Find out more about ALS research at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Neurology Research.

In addition, researchers study potential new treatments for people with ALS and ALS-related diseases and participate in clinical trials of potential new medications. Find out more about ALS clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.


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