Items Tagged ‘ALS’

September 29, 2020

States apart, two brothers’ medical mysteries solved through genetic testing

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

By Noelle Schon When El Paso, Texas resident Leticia “Letty” Gutierrez met her husband David, she knew he was one in a million. The two have been married for 28 years and built a life together with three kids. Letty, a high school English teacher, says she was especially attracted to David for his wit. […]

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Tags: #Dr. Radhika Dhamija, ALS, body myopathy, frontotemporal dementia, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, rare disease


August 28, 2020

2020 Gerstner Awards boost research in AI cancer algorithms, neurodegenerative diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., assistant professor in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neuroscience in Jacksonville, Fla., and Feichen Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics in Rochester, Minn., are this year’s recipients of the Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. The competitive awards are presented annually by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to researchers who are early […]

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Tags: #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, ALS, artificial intelligence, Gerstner Family Foundation


January 6, 2020

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

By Barbara J. Toman 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 happen.” That’s a common […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, Lou Gehrig's disease, mayo clinic, neurodegenerative disorders, Veronique Belzil


July 31, 2015

Mayo Clinic Study Uncovers Key Differences Among ALS Patients

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

ALS, or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, is a devastating disease for thousands of people in the country. Rapidly progressive, invariably fatal, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as […]

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Tags: ALS, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Hu Li, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genomic medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Florida, RNA, RNA defects


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