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

ALS Association Offers Exploratory Grant Opportunities

The ALS Association is calling for applications for a new Seed Grant Program designed to support exploratory amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. The one-year grants of up to $50,000 each will fund investigations that could have a significant impact on the progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Specifically, funded projects…

Blood Tests of Neurofilament Levels as Early ALS, FTD Biomarker Sought

A two-year project aims to identify reliable blood tests for measuring neurofilament protein levels, which could aid in the early detection of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and possibly other rare neurodegenerative disorders. Neurofilament, a protein component of neurons, is released when these nerve cells are…

Minnesota Legislator Seeks to Fund ALS Research, Help Caregivers

Minnesota lawmaker Dave Lislegard has introduced two measures in the state’s legislature that would invest tens of millions of dollars in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and caregiver support. The first bill, HF 3603, would appropriate $20 million to the University of Minnesota for competitive research grants to…

ALS Association’s Advice to NINDS: Move Quickly on Research

In response to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke‘s (NINDS) request for community input regarding what it should prioritize to accelerate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research, the ALS Association’s overarching message is this: move swiftly to help patients. NINDS, which is part of the National…

ALS Canada Research Program, Brain Canada Award Grants to 9 Projects

The ALS Canada Research Program and the Brain Canada Foundation partnered to award CA$1.125 million (about $885,600) in grants to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The nine multidisciplinary research grants, awarded late last year to teams across Canada, seek to promote global…

Canadian Registry, Amylyx Working to Collect Real-life Data on AMX0035

The Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry (CNDR) and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals are collaborating on an initiative that could produce the first real-world evidence on AMX0035, Amylyx’s investigational therapy to slow functional decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. The two, in partnership with neuromuscular centers across Canada, will collect…

Cytokinetics’ Grants Support Patient Advocacy Groups

Cytokinetics has awarded a total of $100,000 to five nonprofit patient advocacy organizations to support efforts to enhance communications, increase disease awareness, and boost community engagement. Recipients of the fourth annual Communications Fellowship Grant Program include the Les Turner ALS Foundation, the Northern Ohio Chapter of The…