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Nov 22, 2016, 13:38 ET The ALS Association and Prize4Life Announce Five Finalists for $400K Assistive Technology Challenge

The ALS Association and Prize4Life announced today the five finalists for the ALS Assistive Technology Challenge, a $400,000 award for the...


Nov 14, 2016, 13:00 ET The ALS ONE Massachusetts ALS Partnership (MAP) Will Accelerate Treatment and Care in ALS

The ALS Association today announced $2 million in funding to support ALS ONE-Massachusetts ALS Partnership (MAP), a partnership launched earlier...


Sep 20, 2016, 15:34 ET The ALS Association Welcomes MT Pharma America as National Corporate Sponsor

The ALS Association is pleased to announce MT Pharma America's sponsorship of the Walk to Defeat ALS® , an initiative with over 170 events...


Aug 12, 2016, 14:37 ET New Protein Target Emerges for C9orf72 the Most Common Genetic Form of ALS

 Targeting a single protein, called SUPT4H1, reduces the levels of the three toxic entities created by the C9orf72 gene expansion, the most...


Jul 25, 2016, 11:00 ET ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Lead To Significant Gene Discovery

 According to a paper published today in Nature Genetics, researchers part of Project MinE's global gene sequencing effort, funded by The ALS...


Jul 20, 2016, 08:00 ET The ALS Association and ALS Finding a Cure Announce Joint Funding Support for Amylyx Clinical Trial of AMX0035 for the Treatment of ALS

The ALS Association and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals based in Cambridge, Mass. are pleased to announce that The ALS Association and ALS Finding a...


May 20, 2016, 09:00 ET BAYADA Home Health Care Continues Collaboration with The ALS Association as National Partner to Provide Support to People with ALS

 In their third year as a national partner, BAYADA Home Health Care will be supporting various activities for The ALS Association, including...


May 11, 2016, 15:06 ET Quantum® Rehab Continues Partnership with The ALS Association to Provide Support for People Affected by ALS

Quantum Rehab, a world-class manufacturer of complex rehab power wheelchairs, is privileged to further its support of The ALS Association as a...


May 10, 2016, 17:28 ET ALS Disability Insurance Access Act Introduced in Congress to Eliminate Five-Month Waiting Period for Social Security Disability Insurance for People with ALS

The ALS Association welcomed the introduction of new legislation to waive the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) five-month waiting period...


May 10, 2016, 14:30 ET ALS Advocates Join Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) at Press Conference to Urge Passage of Dormant Therapies Act

 Today, The ALS Association joined Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ), sponsor of the Dormant Therapies Act, along with ALS advocates and...


May 01, 2016, 17:03 ET The ALS Association and Cytokinetics Ring in May as ALS Awareness Month at NASDAQ

May is ALS Awareness Month, an annual grassroots effort led by the ALS community and The ALS Association to raise awareness about amyotrophic...


Mar 21, 2016, 08:00 ET The ALS Association and Prize4Life Announce Partnership to Expand ALS Research Web Community

 The ALS Association and Prize4Life are pleased to announce the launch of a joint partnership to expand the ALS Research Forum...


Mar 09, 2016, 08:00 ET The ALS Association and Prize4Life Announce First Phase Winners of The ALS Assistive Technology Challenge, Launch $400,000 Prize Phase

The ALS Association, in partnership with Prize4Life, is pleased to announce the First Phase winners of The ALS Assistive Technology Challenge. The...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:00 ET The ALS Association Invests up to $2.5 Million for New Proposals to the TREAT ALS™ Drug Development Contract Grant Program

The ALS Association is pleased to announce the Translational Research Advancing Therapy for ALS (TREAT ALSTM) Drug Development Contract grant...


Feb 10, 2016, 08:00 ET $1 Million Investment to Launch Grand Challenge to Develop a TDP43 Biomarker

 The ALS Association, in partnership with ALS Finding a Cure, is pleased to announce the Grand Challenge to generate a biomarker to track TDP43...


Feb 04, 2016, 13:30 ET The ALS Association Honors Four Courageous People at Annual Heroes Luncheon in Atlanta

On Friday, February 5, at its sixth annual Heroes Luncheon, The ALS Association and its 39 chapters will honor four extraordinary people with...


Oct 23, 2015, 08:00 ET ALS ACT, The ALS Association, ALS Finding a Cure, and the Northeast ALS Consortium Issue Request for Proposals for Phase II Clinical Development of Novel, High-Potential Treatments for ALS

 ALS ACT, The ALS Association, ALS Finding a Cure and the Translational Research Advancing Therapy ALS (TREAT ALS™) Northeast ALS...


Oct 08, 2015, 08:00 ET $500,000 Investment to Launch the Assistive Technology Challenge to Improve Communication for People with ALS

 The ALS Association, in partnership with Prize4Life, is pleased to announce The ALS Assistive Technology Challenge to revolutionize...


Sep 15, 2015, 08:00 ET ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fuels Groundbreaking Effort to Expedite Drug Development

The ALS Association announced today that a critical effort made possible by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is underway, involving nearly 100 people...


Jul 22, 2015, 11:25 ET ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Returning This August

Two ALS patients who co-founded the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, together with fifteen ALS organizations, announced today a collaborative effort to...


Mar 17, 2015, 13:40 ET The ALS Association Welcomes ALS of Nevada as the Nevada Chapter to Help People Living with ALS Throughout the State of Nevada

 The ALS Association National Board of Trustees is proud to have ALS of Nevada join its 39 affiliates across the country, to be known as The...


Feb 17, 2015, 11:04 ET BAYADA Home Health Care Continues Collaboration with The ALS Association as Gold-Level National Partner to Provide Support to People with ALS

  In their second year as a Gold-Level national partner, BAYADA Home Health Care will be supporting various venues at The ALS Association,...


Dec 12, 2014, 11:06 ET New Award Will Lay Groundwork for C9orf72 Clinical Trials

The ALS Association is pleased to announce the award of $326,662 in research funds to expand ongoing natural history studies in order to further...


Dec 03, 2014, 14:26 ET The ALS Association And MDA Team Up To Advance ALS Therapy Concept

 The ALS Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) have joined forces to fund a research project aimed at finding a potential...


Nov 17, 2014, 16:13 ET The ALS Association Appoints Three Distinguished New Board Members

 The ALS Association announced today its Board of Trustees has appointed three new members, including Nancy Frates, mother of Pete Frates, who...