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May 24, 2021 · Leave a Comment

How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

May is ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anthony Windebank, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, medical research, Nathan Staff


February 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

“I Just Didn’t Understand”: On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Barbara J. Toman For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband’s uncle succumb to the disease. “The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad,” she says. “I just didn’t understand how this could […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, Lou Gehrig's disease, Veronique Belzil


January 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Toward clinical trials for one type of ALS

By Kate Ledger Kate Ledger (@k8ledger)

When a team of Mayo Clinic researchers discovered in 2011 the genetic repeat mutation known as c9orf72, the finding shed new light on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The mutation, which occurs as a short sequence of code repeated hundreds to thousands of times in the gene, is now known to appear in 40 percent of […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Björn Oskarsson, clinical trials, Dennis Dickson, Kevin Boylan, Leonard Petrucelli, Lou Gehrig's disease, neurology, neurosciences, Rosa Rademakers, Tania Gendron


January 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment

The Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers: Torn by Irresistible Forces

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@bobnellis)

Hours of study, lectures to attend, research to complete, labs to monitor, data to analyze, papers to write, new solutions to old problems to noodle on. It’s just another day in the life of a biomedical research student. The to-do list never seems to end. Morning to night, seven days a week.  The path to […]

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Tags: ALS, biomedical research, Jim Maher, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, regenerative medicine, research education


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