ALS Research Update | October 2019

ALS Research Update, October 2019 Welcome to the October 2019 ALS Research update. This month, you’ll learn about the progress researchers have made in: transforming the way clinical trials are conducted; understanding the roles that the microbiome and protein clumping may play in ALS; and identifying the mechanisms by which different genes may contribute to […]

A London children’s choir sings to support ALS Canada

London’s east end will be filled with the joyous sound of children singing on Tuesday night as El Sistema Aeolian hosts their second annual ALS fundraiser, ‘Youth of Today, Cure for Tomorrow’ in partnership with Canada Life. The junior choir and children’s orchestra will take the stage alongside special guest Alexandra Kane, a local music […]

Access to Therapies: Radicava (edaravone) Update

In October 2018, Health Canada approved Radicava (edaravone) for use in Canada. As edaravone continues to move through the drug access pathway to become available to Canadians, there will continue to be important updates for those in our community who are currently accessing the treatment or interested in doing so. This blog post will be […]

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 […]