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If you’ve ever been touched by ALS, you understand how devastating the disease can be. A disease that takes away someone’s ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe, ALS has no cure and the majority of people diagnosed die within two to five years. If ALS is your cause of choice and you’d […]

Can insights about why eye muscles are resistant to ALS help preserve function in other muscles?

Muscles are made of separate fibres bundled together that receive signals from motor neurons, causing the muscles to contract or relax. Motor neurons connect to individual muscle fibres connect to at tiny places called neuromuscular junctions where specialized glial cells called perisynaptic Schwann cells (PSCs) keep the connections functioning well in a healthy body. PSCs […]

ALS Canada responds to the #ALSPepperChallenge

From ice cold buckets of water to red hot peppers, this new viral challenge is turning up the heat for ALS research around the world. Now, ALS Canada accepts the #ALSPepperChallenge — thanks to Eddy Lefrançois, Justin Landry and MP Francis Drouin for the nominations. We challenge Reshmi Nair of CBC News Network, Travis and Carol […]

In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Hawking

We woke this morning to the news that Professor Stephen Hawking has died, and add our voices to the great many that are mourning his passing. While ALS did not define Professor Hawking, he lived with it for more than 50 years and was active in raising awareness for the disease while at the same […]

The ALS Association Partners with the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the ALS Society of Canada to Establish the ALS Reproducible Antibody Platform

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2018) – The ALS Association, in partnership with the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) and the ALS Society of Canada, is pleased to announce $600,000 in funding to support the ALS Reproducible Antibody Platform (ALS-RAP). The funding will support the creation of an open-access pipeline to validate antibody research and […]