As Londonderry Man Lives With Illness, NH Researchers Search for a Cause – New Hampshire Union Leader

Read article - Quotes Elijah Stommel, professor of neurology, about how he and James Haney, a professor of biological sciences from the University of New Hampshire, are working on finding a cause and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They are exploring whether cyanobacteria in New Hampshire's waterways could be a potential environmental trigger for ALS. "We have been looking very closely at aerosol exposure," Stommel said. "When we look at post-mortem tissue of patients' brains and compare it to what we see in the lungs, most people harbor some degree of cyanobacteria in their lungs."