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    St. Jude scientist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

    J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading biomedical researchers by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD)

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital adding department and faculty to aid mission

    Internationally recognized physician-scientists joining fight against devastating childhood diseases as hospital expands clinical and basic science research .

    New twist discovered in Lou Gehrig’s disease

    ALS remains incurable, but new insight into its causes gives reason to hope. A research team led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital revealed that mutations causing ALS have an unexpected toxic effect in human nerve cells.

    Mechanism discovered for how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mutations damage nerve function

    A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a new avenue for scientists to pursue in the quest for desperately needed treatments for ALS. (J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD)

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists identify ALS disease mechanism

    Study strengthens link between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and problems in protein production machinery of cells and identifies possible treatment strategy. (Dr. J. Paul Taylor)

    Two new genes linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorders

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ties mutations in two genes to the death of motor neurons associated with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and other devastating neurodegenerative problems. (J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD)

    Study links normal function of protein, not its build up inside cells, to death of neurons

    A new study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists signals hope for treatment of a neurodegenerative disease and a new model for understanding the mechanism at work in other more common neurodegenerative disorders.