Our research program was established in 1976 when funding was provided by the Les Turner ALS Foundation for Northwestern’s first ALS research laboratory. Teepu Siddique, M.D. joined Northwestern in 1991 as the Director of the Neuromuscular Disorders Program and its research component has grown exponentially since.
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Following a major Northwestern Medicine breakthrough that identified a common converging point for all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease), a new finding from the same scientists further broadens the understanding of why cells in the brain and spinal cord degenerate in the fatal disease. Less than three months ago, Northwestern Read more about New ‘Culprit’ Found in Lou Gehrig’s Disease[…]
Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Inc. (NDR) has made a five-year, $12.5 million philanthropic commitment to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to support research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) led by groundbreaking physician and scientist Teepu Siddique, MD. The funding will enable Dr. Siddique and his laboratory to implement novel projects, generate and test hypotheses of Read more about NDR Funds ALS Research at Northwestern with Global Ambitions[…]
A study published in the journal Science by researchers from Harvard Medical School has identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with ALS. Read more about Scientists Identify Ignition for Nerve Cell Demise in ALS
An interesting take on media coverage of scientific discoveries. In today’s culture of ‘clickbait’ headlines, news reports of scientific papers’ findings may not tell the whole story. Read more about The Science Behind the Media Coverage of NEK1
Our own laboratory associate director Dr. Han-Xiang Deng was welcomed by the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus to discuss recent ALS breakthroughs! Read more about Dr. Han-Xiang Deng Discusses ALS Breakthroughs
Chicago tonight published a story about TMEM230, the gene newly identified by our lab to cause Parkinson’s disease. Read more about Siddique Lab Identifies TMEM230 as a Cause for Parkinson’s Disease
Great article from The Atlantic about Parkinson’s disease which highlights our recent TMEM230 discovery. Click here to read more!
Last week, Dr. Teepu Siddique and Dr. Senda Ajroud-Driss attended the Airlie House ALS Clinical Trials Guidelines workshop held from March 16 to 19 in Warrenton, VA. Read more about Airlie House ALS Clinical Trials Guidelines workshop
The 35-year partnership between Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Les Turner ALS Foundation was strengthened recently with the Foundation’s $10 million commitment to create the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine. Read more about The Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine