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Chicago Tribune: Hope Through Caring Gala 2017

The Les Turner ALS Foundation hosted its annual Hope Through Caring gala Feb. 25, honoring the organization’s board president, Ken Hoffman, and people living with ALS. Held at the Loews Hotel Chicago, 500 guests attended the sold-out event celebrating the …

Celebrating 30 Years of ALS Care

Northwestern’s Lois Insolia ALS Clinic is a model for multidisciplinary care. When it opened in July 1986, the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at Northwestern Medicine was one of the first multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the country — the very first …

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 …