ALS

  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS

    Protein study may be key to treating fibrotic diseases

    A protein linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurological disease that causes muscle weakness, may be a key to treating fibrotic disease of the kidneys and other organs, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported recently. Read More

    Jul. 30, 2020

  • Pediatric health conditions, their treatments and the related stress hinder the prefrontal cortex, which is the region of the brain associated with learning, memory and behavior. (istock)

    Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

    The process, discovered in the axons of neurons, is implicated in Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other diseases or injuries to the nervous system. Read More

    Aug. 6, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Meeting the challenge

    Members of Vanderbilt’s ALS clinic stepped up and took the ice bucket challenge Wednesday to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read More

    Aug. 21, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Memorial Oct. 21 for Ellen Fanning, ALS walk Oct. 26

    Please join in celebrating the life of Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, on Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in Benton Chapel. Read More

    Oct. 18, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Ellen Fanning, DNA researcher and mentor of young scientists, dies

    Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, died on Sunday morning, Sept.1, after a lengthy battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was 67 years old. Read More

    Sep. 3, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Clinic offers one-stop approach for ALS patients

    On the first Friday of every month, the Neurology Clinic on the third floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic is completely transformed. There’s a lively atmosphere, with food and music, and, most importantly, a sympathetic care team composed of every imaginable discipline. This transformation is made for the benefit of patients… Read More

    Jul. 18, 2011