Omaha Science Cafe to focus on Lou Gehrig’s disease

August 5, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe will discuss issues involving Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Amy Nordness, director of speech-language pathology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Shannon Todd, a care services specialist with The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter, will lead the discussion. The title: “The Eyes Have It — How the Eyes Keep People with ALS Connected to the World.”

The disease claimed famed New York Yankee Lou Gehrig. Its medical name: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord and is characterized by progressive muscle weakness.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Slowdown.

Science Cafés involve face-to-face conversations with scientists about current science topics.

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