Foundation to Honor Robert Ives and Steve Gleason at Virtual Hope Through Caring Gala

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Both Men Continually Help Raise Funds and Awareness, Advocate for Change While on their Own ALS Journey The Les Turner ALS Foundation will host its 34th Annual Hope Through Caring Gala on Saturday, March 20, bringing together supporters for an elegant …

March 2021 Foundation eNews

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Newly Discovered Compound Found to Reverse ALS Neuron Damage “We have identified the first compound that improves the health of upper motor neurons that become diseased,” shares Hande Ozdinler, PhD, senior author of the study along with Richard B. Silverman, …

Newly Discovered Compound Found to Reverse ALS Neuron Damage

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We are pleased to announce more exciting news on the ALS research front coming out of our Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine. On February 22, Northwestern scientists, led by P. Hande Ozdinler, PhD, and Richard B. Silverman, PhD, …

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 …

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 …