Dr. Miller’s exciting research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases consistently generates national and international excitement.
A genetic therapy that increases or lowers levels of a protein raises hopes for a treatment for neurological disorders.
An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results, the experimental drug was linked to possible slower progression in people with a genetic form of the disease caused by mutations in a gene called superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1).
(CNN) An experimental treatment for the rapidly progressive disease ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has been called potentially "game-changing."
Engadget states, “Scientists have discovered a way of counteracting proteins that cause Alzheimer’s-like symptoms including memory loss. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri focus on tau protein tangles.” in an article about Dr. Miller’s 2017 STM publication.
A news release by MNT examines Dr. Miller’s 2017 STM publication. “The team studied the effects of the synthetic molecules on crab-eating macaques. They administered two doses of antisense oligonucleotides or two doses of a placebo, 1 week apart, directly into the cerebrospinal fluid – as one would when treating humans. The trial revealed that, in monkeys […]
An article by New Atlas describing Dr. Miller’s STM work states, “When it comes to the drama of Alzheimer’s disease, the compound in the starring role as the villain is tau. It’s a protein that normally helps our neurons function properly, but one that can clump together into plaques that damage brain cells. Now researchers have […]
An article by Scientific American describes Dr. Miller’s Science Translational Medicine publication. “The small molecules cleared and prevented tau buildup in mice and monkeys.”
In an article about Dr. Miller’s newest Science Translational Medicine publication, ALZFORUM writes, “In collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Ionis in Carlsbad, California, Timothy Miller and his colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis designed a potent ASO that shuts down human tau gene expression in transgenic mouse models.”
Congratulations to Miller Lab member Mariah L. Hoye on her publication! Mariah is a PhD candidate who is studying microRNAs, which are small compounds that regulate a variety of processes in the body, and their role in ALS disease progression. Her manuscript that investigates microRNAs specific to motor neurons in ALS rodent models was recently […]
In this video Dr. Timothy Miller provides an excellent explanation of how ALS works in the body and what researchers are doing to bring a therapy to ALS patients, especially those with mutation in the C9ORF72 gene.
Congratulations to Miller Lab member Kathleen Schoch on her publication! Dr. Kathleen Schoch is a postdoctoral research assistant in the Miller Lab who focuses on dementias characterized by the pathological accumulation of the protein “tau”. She published a paper in Neuron that examined the potential of a unique tau-lowering therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s disease, […]
Washington University neurologist Timothy Miller, MD, discusses advances in ALS treatment.