Help and hope for people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Since 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been Chicagoland's leader in patient services, research, and education for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and other motor neuron diseases (MND).

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Les Turner ALS Foundation Researchers Find Parkinson’s Disease Gene Targets Brain Motor Neurons

From the lab of Dr. P. Hande Ozdinler, a researcher at the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, comes a breakthrough in ALS research.

Research performed by Javier Jara, Ph.D. and Baris Genc, Ph.D., under the direction of Dr. Ozdinler have found that the loss of a gene linked to Parkinson’s disease exposes motor neurons in the brain to increased stress and leads to neurodegeneration. The study is published in the journal Cerebral Cortex

Ice Bucket Challenge - Global Results

This video, featuring the members of the International Alliance of ALS /MND Associations, commemorates the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge around the world!

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