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Topic: ALS

University researchers used worm models to challenge the idea that all ALS-affected neurons decay the same way.

News, Science & Research

New worm models offer insight into ALS degeneration

October 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Brown researchers studying the degeneration of neurons in worm models with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recently found that different types of neurons undergo different mechanisms of decay.

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

News, Science & Research

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

April 18, 2018 1 comment

The Brown Institute for Brain Science is receiving a $100 million gift from Robert Carney ’61 and Nancy Carney, one of the largest single donations ever given to the University.

The study on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was conducted in part by Assistant Professor of Medical Science Nicolas Fawzi. He hopes that studying these amino acid changes will contribute to the development of a drug.

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University scientists use simulations to study proteins associated with ALS

January 24, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A new University study published in Molecular Cell examined the specific amino acid changes that cause damaging processes associated with ALS and the dementia that results from it. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is a disease involving the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles. As these […]

Bruno volleyball fell in three sets to Princeton in the team’s annual Strike ALS match, which raised over $10,000 for ALS research despite a $6,000 fundraising goal set by the team earlier in the week.


Women’s volleyball falls to Princeton, raise over $9,000 for ALS research

October 1, 2017 Comments are Disabled

At the annual Strike ALS match Friday, the volleyball team fell three sets to zero against Princeton, the defending Ivy League Champions.

Science & Research

Research Spotlight: Researchers propose aberrant genes as cure for ALS

February 4, 2016 Comments are Disabled

After six years studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a team of five University faculty members received a $1.8 million research grant this fall.