Working to Make True on a Wish

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When Jonathan Brent, MD, PhD, asks his ALS patients what their goals are, the answer is almost always the same: to find a cure for ALS. “What motivates me,” says Dr. Brent, “is how I can make true on that …

PEOPLE LIVING WITH ALS ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS STARTING FEBRUARY 25 UNDER ILLINOIS PHASE 1B; CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY EXCLUDED

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We are pleased to announce big changes in access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people living with ALS in Illinois. The State is making plans to expand COVID-19 Phase 1B vaccination eligibility on February 25 to people who have comorbidities and …

February 2021 Events eNews

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Hoops & Hope Time to dress in your favorite team’s jersey because the NCAA Bracket Challenge for Charity hosted by the Young ProfessionALS Group is back! The Bracket Challenge is an exciting few weeks about having fun, competing against one …

February 2021 Foundation eNews

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Therapeutic Potential for New ALS Drug According to a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, ezogabine, an experimental drug, is found to have potential therapeutic possibilities for ALS treatment. “Most importantly, ezogabine decreased cortical and spinal motor neuron excitability in …

January 2021 Events eNews

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Become an ALS Research Ambassador Join our first-ever 2021 Chicago Virtual NEALS ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI) online on February 20-21! The ALS CRLI is an annual two-day program dedicated to educating attendees on clinical research and therapy development …

Foundation Advocating for COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization for Individuals with ALS

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As we turn the calendar to 2021, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is taking proactive steps to help ensure that those living with neuromuscular disease, including ALS, are given priority access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. On Wednesday, January 6, Illinois …

January 2021 Foundation eNews

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ALS Disability Insurance Access Act Signed into Law We are excited to announce that on December 22, the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act was signed into law, which waives the mandatory five-month waiting period for ALS patients to receive Social …

Research May Lead to New Ways to Combat ALS

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Because we live in a changing environment, our survival and function depend on adapting to novel, potentially stressful, conditions. Is our ability to adapt to changing conditions fixed or is it possible to enhance our ability to tolerate a stressful …