Duke Science & Society's Periodic Tables: Untangling the ALS X-Files

Presented by 2015 Duke SciComm Fellows

Duke Science & Society's Periodic Tables: Untangling the ALS X-Files

Tue Mar 7

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5

This event is all ages

Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.

Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.
Untangling the ALS X-Files
Untangling the ALS X-Files
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is an incurable degenerative disease of the motor nerves, resulting in rapidly progressive disability and shortened survival. There are seemingly impossible stories on the Internet of people recovering from this disease, sometimes in association with their use of an alternative therapy such as energy healing. What if some of these "ALS reversals" are real?

Dr. Richard Bedlack is Associate Professor of Medicine/Neurology at Duke, Director of the Duke ALS Clinic, and Chief of Neurology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.