The ALS Canada Blog is a pilot project. We will be working towards publishing content in both English and French in the coming months. Please refer to the “Français” category to access blog posts that are available in French at this time.

Le blogue de la Société canadienne de la SLA est un projet pilote. Nous poursuivrons des travaux sur la publication d’un contenu de blogue en anglais et en français dans les mois à venir. Veuillez consulter la catégorie « Français » pour accéder aux entrées de blogue qui sont disponibles en français en ce moment.

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...

Posted in: Research

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...

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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...

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

ALS-RAP Helps Ensure Highest-Quality Antibodies for the ALS Community

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)....

Posted in: Research

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...

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A Family Day message of hope, love and laughter

The unshakeable bond of a mother and son

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...

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