Michigan Medicine Blog: Immune Cells Suggest Men and Women with ALS May Benefit from Different Treatment
Effective treatments for ALS have eluded scientists for decades. A new examination of the immune system shows the appeal of personalized medicine for future care. A new study finds the immune systems for male and female patients with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, react differently to the disease. Researchers say it’s the first step toward finding specific treatments for subsets of patients that could be more effective than the one-size-fits-all options currently available or in the pipeline.