Evelyn Drake

Evelyn Drake

Hello. I’m a junior in high school at Eastside Preparatory School near Seattle, Washington.


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Military Link to the Development of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Military Link to the Development of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Introduction Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player, is a progressive disease of the nervous system that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord [1]. The disease causes supportive cells, called astrocytes, to destroy motor neurons, which are the nerve cells th...