ALS at U. Massachusetts Medical School

Research in Neurology

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The Neurology Department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has renewed its commitment to expand and invigorate research in Neurology throughout central Massachusetts and New England.

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Local Doctors Develop Vibrating Mattress To Improve Baby's Breathing

Our own Dr. David Paydarfar invented a new vibration-based prevention technology tested in a NICU reduces apneic events and improves critical clinical parameters in prematurely born infants. Watch full story below.


Lou Gehrig brought awareness to ALS with his closely tracked decline in power hitting, from batting for home runs to singles.

Watch our Department Chair Robert H. Brown, Jr., DPhil, MD and the UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge.


Clinical Care

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UMass Medical School works in conjunction with our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Medical Center. For important service and treatment information, please see their website.

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Blu Genes Foundation gives UMMS $1.4M to bring Tay-Sachs gene therapy to clinical trial

Blu Genes Foundation gives UMMS $1.4M to bring Tay-Sachs gene therapy to clinical trial

The Toronto-based Blu Genes Foundation, which is dedicated to developing gene therapies for rare disease, has given $1.4 million to UMass Medical School to advance a Phase I/II clinical trial for Tay-Sachs. Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, Terence Flotte, MD, Heather Gray-Edwards, PhD, DVM, and colleagues at  Auburn University are leading the research.

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