Investigating a Novel Pathology for ALS

For years, research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — the progressive neurodegenerative disease — has focused on the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord, which was believed to be the driving mechanism in ALS pathology. The death of …

Faces of ALS Through Forty Years of History

Faces of ALS Through Forty Years of History  This year, we celebrate forty years of providing hope and help to people with ALS. Throughout the year, our “Faces of ALS” will tell the stories of people who have been affected …

ALS Reversal: Dr. Richard Bedlack’s Unique Approach

Dr. Richard Bedlack, Professor of Medicine/Neurology at Duke University, Director of the Duke ALS Clinic, and Chief of Neurology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, dedicates his life’s work to researching alternative and innovative methods to cure ALS. Deeming …

2017 Research Award Recipients

The Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center is pleased to announce it has awarded seven seed grants to collaborative ALS research projects for 2017. Grants were awarded to scientists at Northwestern Medicine in the research areas of basic science, …

International Symposium on ALS/MND

Jack Rooney December 2016 Over 1,100 researchers and clinicians from around the world attended the annual meeting in December in Ireland to learn about trends in ALS care and research. The Foundation’s executive director along with six members from the …

Les Turner ALS Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

The 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, sponsored by the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, was held on Monday, November 7 to a crowd of over 175 attendees. Organized by Dr. P. …

A Time for Thanks: November is National Caregivers Month

In support of National Family Caregivers Month, The Les Turner ALS Foundation highlights Sherlyn Brubeck: caregiver of her husband, Ryan Brubeck, PALS and friend of the Foundation. ALS not only drastically alters the patient’s life; it also transforms the lives …