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Perfect answer!

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Thank you for the reply! It was very informative, I really appreciate it. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about the disease and advancements being made. I truly believe stem cell research is what is going to help cure it, or at least help screen for it more efficiently and effectively. From the research I've done, I know proteins have something to do with the disease but I don't really understand exactly what. If you don't mind, could you explain? (If it applies: Do you think cutting proteins from your diet completely and abruptly can shock your body and possibly make you more susceptible to ALS?) Again, thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated! Also, I wish you all the best with your election. If I lived in PA, you'd have my vote!

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Do you have any knowledge or experience involving stem cell research in regards to ALS (Lou Gherigs disease)? From what I understand there is no known cause for or cure for ALS, but there are studies and stem cell research being done. Any knowledge at all would be very much appreciated. My father passed away from the disease in March and I really hope some medical advancements are made soon so that nobody else has to suffer from that nasty disease again.

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I'm sorry, one more thing :) I've read that there have been studies linking ALS to the Agent Orange vaccination (from the Vietnam war.) Do you know if that's true? Thanks again, I really, really appreciate the information!