Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Association Sets Goal of Making ALS ‘Livable’ by 2030

With a heightened emphasis on clinical trials, improved care, and identification of risk factors, the ALS Association has created a plan intended to make amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) “livable” by 2030. While it continues to search for an ALS cure, the nation’s largest ALS nonprofit organization believes that, within a…

Partnership Gets Communication Devices to Mississippi ALS Patients

Under a new local partnership, Mississippi residents who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) will have free access to communication devices and training. The program is a collaboration between speech-language graduate students at the Mississippi University for Women’s Speech & Hearing Center and the ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter.

Rare Disease Day at NIH, Set for March 1, Growing Year by Year

Rare Disease Day at NIH, organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and taking place on March 1, will feature panel discussions, patient stories, research updates, TED-style talks, and a presentation by a Nobel laureate recently recognized for her work on a gene editing tool. The free, virtual…