Brandeis University President, Ronald Liebowitz, appreciates the Blazeman Foundation for ALS for supporting Drs. Rodal and Deshpande (Blazeman Postdoctoral Fellow) over the past five years. He states “…you chose to support a postdoctoral fellowship, which will pay itself forward in research…” Please read his letter to the BMF.
The University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank acknowledges the recent expansion of the Blazeman ALS Tissue Collection and how this donation allows them to directly market the availability of ALS Tissue to researchers. This current fiscal year, ALS is ranked number one in terms of the number of samples they have shared from neurologic and developmental disease tissue. Future opportunities include working closely with the BMF to identify specific ALS investigators with whom they might establish a working relationship to expedite their research.
The BMF for ALS is pleased to announce the expansion of the Blazeman ALS tissue collection in collaboration with the University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank. This donation, made possible by your donations to the Foundation, will support the procurement of ALS tissue which is necessary for finding a cure.
A potential drug to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to emerge from a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government.
University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank continues to promote the distribution of tissue from their Bank for ALS research to find a cure. The Bank has shipped more samples of ALS tissue over the past 5 months than the past 2 years combined!
The Mulligan Lab at Wake Forest University was working on a dose response study of the Hsp70 protein with the hopes that their ALS scientists and clinicians would be able to start to design initial clinical trials in patients. Unexpectedly, the protein does not prevent neuromuscular junction denervation in the mouse model of ALS.
Tissue donation, harvesting, and storage is a much needed aspect in the WaronALS and finding a cure. Your fundraising has allowed the BMF to purchase two large (-)80 degree Celsius freezers that will allow University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank to continue to recover tissue from the generous ALS community. Dedication of these freezers in Jon’s memory took place on August 30th, Jon’s birthday. More information available in our newsletter on the Research page.
A warm thank you to all the participants in the 2017 Death Ride Tour VIII in Colorado. The BMF received a $15,000 donation so that we can continue to support innovative research and the ALS tissue acquisition program. Visit their website to learn about how you can participate in the 2017 Death Ride Tour Fall Blaze happening this October in Massachusetts.