Astrocytes Toxic to Human Motor Neurons

A new study published in the August 10, 2011 edition of Nature Biotechnology indicates further evidence that astrocytes have a toxic affect on motor neurons. Although there has been growing evidence for this and several studies in culture indicating that…Read More

ALS Trial Expert Available to Answer Questions About Clinical Trials

The Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) in conjunction with The ALS Association is working to build a new, centralized resource for information about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinical research.  As part of this initiative an ALS trial expert will be…Read More

Research Roundtable Conference Call - Thursday, March 25th

Thank you for your steadfast commitment to funding research to treat and cure Lou Gehrig's disease. You have helped The ALS Association build a "global laboratory" with 80 ALS research projects currently underway in leading research centers around the…Read More

Donating my birthday to ALS Research

Friends, On July 21st, I’ll be turning 25. I’m sorry if I made some of you feel old! This year, I’m donating my birthday to ALS Research. Researchers are working hard to find a cure, but support is needed to keep the dream alive. I hope that in my lifetime…Read More

Super Bowl Show To Highlight New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason Who Is Battling Lou Gehrig's Disease

January 31, 2012 Millions of football fans who have never heard of the term “ALS” will learn about the disease during Sunday’s Super Bowl pre-game show on February 5 before the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots in Indianapolis. Television…Read More

Walk to Defeat ALS!

Hi friends, Individuals and families are walking across the country to help raise awareness and defeat ALS. There are many walks still going on around the country. Help a family member, a friend, or a stranger reach their ALS fundraising goals. You can view…Read More

Committee Approves $6.4 Million for the ALS Research Program!

Yesterday afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved $6.4 million for the ALS Research Program at the Department of Defense. Thank you to everyone who reached out to Congress to help save the program from elimination. Your outreach made a…Read More
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