Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is the most common form of motor neuron disease, affecting about 30,000 people in the United States. Symptoms of ALS in the early stages include muscle weakness and progression to full motor paralysis and severe muscular atrophy.
Miller Laboratory is dedicated to understanding ALS and developing new, effective and safe treatments. Located at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Miller Laboratory is headed by Dr. Timothy Miller, The David Clayson Professor of Neurology. Currently, Miller Lab is working on new treatments based on micro-RNA research.