Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Cytokinetics Adds Decade of Trial Findings to PRO-ACT Database

The Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials (PRO-ACT) database, the largest collection of de-identified records on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients in clinical trials, has been updated with records of participants in three Cytokinetics-sponsored studies. Newly added findings derive from a decade of trials involving nearly 600 ALS patients. Those…

MDA & ALS Care Center’s Alan Pestronk Wins MDA’s Tribute Award

As part of its Tribute Awards, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will honor Alan Pestronk, MD, co-director of the MDA & ALS Care Center at Washington University School of Medicine. The Tribute Awards recognizes those “who have been tireless in their efforts” to support members of the neuromuscular disease…

PrimeC Trial Findings to Aid in Identifying Facial Biomarkers of ALS

NeuroSense Therapeutics and NeuraLight are collaborating to identify digital biomarkers, particularly those drawn from facial videos, that would help in detecting and monitoring amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurological diseases. Called occulometric biomarkers, they are derived from videos of patients’ faces captured on a webcam and analyzed…

NIH $2.3M Grant to Test App to Diagnose, Monitor ALS at Home

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.3 million to advance into testing an app that could improve how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is diagnosed, track the disease’s progression, and help assess a treatment’s effectiveness. The three-year Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant was awarded to Modality.AI and…

Dutch Bros Coffee Raises $2.3M for MDA in One Day

Dutch Bros Coffee has long supported efforts from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases and to fund research. It recently outdid itself, though, raising $2.3 million for the organization in a single day. Proceeds from Dutch…

Cytokinetics Reaffirms Years-long Partnership With ALS Association

After several years of support, the late-stage biopharmaceutical company Cytokinetics is reaffirming its commitment to the ALS Association and its efforts to battle amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and assist the ALS community. In addition to backing nationwide organizational efforts, Cytokinetics has, for more than a decade, provided support…

‘Silence ALS’ Aiming for Personalized Therapy for Rare-mutation Patients

Silence ALS, a new initiative supported by Target ALS, set as its goals discovering and developing personalized antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with rare disease-causing mutations, while advancing understanding of the disease’s overall biology. The initiative, a collaboration between the n-Lorem Foundation, which…