Copper Could Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 13, 2014 9:31 PM

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Lou Gehrig's disease - also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - may be effectively treated with a simple copper compound, a recent study suggests.

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, details how researchers determined that supplemental therapy using the compound called "copper (ATSM)" can extend the lifespan of ALS patients by up to 26 percent - a significantly long time compared to the minimal success of current ALS treatment...

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