Creating a foundation for future therapies: The need for antibody validation in ALS research

Antibodies are produced by the immune system to protect the body against foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. They work by binding to specific proteins on harmful agents and triggering their removal or destruction. Antibodies are also commonly used as a tool in research because they bind to particular proteins. This allows researchers to see […]

Understanding the Issues: 2019 Federal Election Health Commitments

With the 2019 federal election campaign underway, are you curious about what the parties are saying about the issues that could affect Canada’s ALS community? ALS Canada asked each of the major parties what they would do, if elected, to help people and families affected by ALS. Specifically, we asked them about how they would […]

Walking to increase funding for ALS research

The Walk to End ALS events that take place across the province, throughout the year, mean different things to different people, but there is a common thread of support, community and knowing you’re not alone on this journey. James Young, a 42-year-old father of two young boys, considers himself one of the lucky ones. Diagnosed […]