ALS Research Update, February 2018

ALS research is at a time of unprecedented advancement. New information on genes linked to ALS and the downstream effects of mutations in these genes has helped researchers to develop a roadmap of the biological pathways that are important in ALS and to gain a better understanding of this complex disease. With new advancements being […]

A Family Day message of hope, love and laughter

When you ask Helen Koehler’s friends to describe her, the response is unanimous: she is a happy, positive and upbeat woman with a permanent smile and a caring heart. To speak with Helen (better known as “Pebbles” to her friends and family) is to hear about a life full of laughter, adventure and an undying […]

Breaking a sweat for ALS research

If you’re looking to get involved in an ALS fundraiser in your community, look no further than Orangetheory Fitness! Beginning on February 15, 2018, Orangetheory Fitness will launch a campaign in each of their 70+ fitness studios across Canada to benefit the ALS Canada Research Program. At this time last year, Orangetheory Fitness facilities across […]

Leveraging scientific advancements and open science to study ALS progression

ALS is a disease that gradually paralyzes people as motor neurons lose their ability to communicate with the muscles of the body and eventually die. But the problems are not only caused by changes inside motor neurons: the cellular environment around the motor neurons can contribute significantly to disease progression. Microglia are the immune cells […]