Members of the Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium assembled at the Opal Sands Resort, in Clearwater, Florida on October 2nd through October 4th for their 18th Annual Scientific Symposium.
Healey Center News & Events
Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General launches first ALS Platform Trial with 5 promising drugs
The Sean M. Healey & AMG Center at Mass General will launch the first platform trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to accelerate the development of effective and breakthrough treatmentThe Sean M. Healey & AMG Center at Mass General will launch the first platform trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to accelerate the development of effective and breakthrough treatments for people with ALS.s for people with ALS.
Tim Green, a Syracuse native and icon who played for eight years in the National Football League (NFL) with the Atlanta Falcons, retired his Falcons No. 72 jersey during halftime of the September 14th Syracuse game against Clemson.
Hospice care seeks to minimize the symptoms caused by ALS and to provide an environment of physical, emotional and spiritual support, permitting a person to live their life to their fullest potential.
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Led by Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc, Director of the Healey Center for ALS and Chief of Neurology at Mass General, the SAC of 10 scientists from leading global institutions reviewed top ALS targets for treatments and approaches to accelerate therapy development and broaden access to treatments for people with ALS.
Researchers Identify a New Therapeutic Target for Neurodegenerative Diseases - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
A research team at Massachusetts General Hospital wanted to determine how TDP-43 reduction or dysfunction affects the expression of its RNA targets.
Targeting Inflammation in Both ALS and Alzheimer's Disease - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Mark Albers, MD, PhD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, discovered a new mechanism that damages nerve cells and triggers an inflammatory response in people with ALS and those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
“Advances in the laboratory have created a pipeline of promising therapeutics,” Dr. Cudkowicz said. “The Healey Center is allowing us to, fast-track the most promising therapies and reduce the length of trials from years to months.”
A tight knit community from Bonita Springs, Florida is raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Madeline and Brian Kennedy joined a group of friends and neighbors from Troy, New York; setting up homes in the golf community of Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida. The community supports ALS research in friendship and solidarity with Madeline, who has ALS.
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