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ALS Canada Invests Almost $1.4 Million Towards Innovative ALS Research Projects In Pursuit of a Future Without ALS

Donor support enables ALS researchers across Canada to accelerate the impact of research discoveries


TORONTO – After a rigorous competition, the ALS Society of Canada today announced the recipients of the 2019 research funding grants. Through the ALS Canada Research Program, the only dedicated source of ALS research funding in Canada, nearly $1.4 million will...

Posted in: Research

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...

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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...

Posted in: Events, Fund Development

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...

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

ALS Canada donor-funded research published in the open-access scientific journal eLife


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...

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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...

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