Finance the research through specific and verifiable projects:
B) the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gerhig Disease
• Cancer is sadly one of the most common disease in our society. The causes of cancer are diverse, complex, and only partially understood. 14.1 million adults in the world were diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and there were 8.2 million deaths. Early detection of cancer can greatly improve the odds of successful treatment and survival.
• Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease, characterized by progressive dysfunction and death of motor neurons in the primary cortex, cortico-spinal tracts, brainstem and spinal cord. As a consequence of neural degeneration, a muscular paralysis develops that prejudice the use of hands, arms and legs, and hampers speech, swallowing and breathing. The cause of ALS is unknown, the incidence of ALS in Italy is approximately 2-3 cases/100.000/year with a point prevalence of about 7 cases/100.000.
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