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Dec 12, 2014, 11:06 ET
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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
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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
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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...

Oct 31, 2014, 14:13 ET
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The ALS Association Triples Spending on Research Thanks to Ice Bucket Donations

 The ALS Association announced on Thursday that the Board of Trustees has met and developed a long-term strategy for leveraging the Ice Bucket...

Oct 22, 2014, 10:39 ET
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ALS ACT, The ALS Association, 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, and the Translational Research Advancing Therapy  ALS (TREAT ALS™) Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS)...

Oct 02, 2014, 10:51 ET
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The ALS Association Announces Initial Commitment of $21.7 Million from Ice Bucket Challenge Donations to Expedite Search for Treatments and a Cure for ALS

After the generous outpouring of support from people all around the globe due to this summer's Ice Bucket Challenge, the Board of Trustees of The...

Aug 26, 2014, 13:28 ET
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The ALS Association is Grateful for Outpouring of Support: Ice Bucket Donations Reach $88.5 Million

As of Tuesday, August 26, The ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations compared to $2.6 million during the same time period last...

Aug 16, 2014, 10:08 ET
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Ice Bucket Donations Surpass $10 Million to The ALS Association

Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS...

Aug 13, 2014, 12:02 ET
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The ALS Association Thankful for Generosity of Ice Bucket Participants

In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally "soaked" the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has...

Aug 11, 2014, 12:50 ET
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The ALS Association Announces $3.5 Million in Research Grants for Global Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease

 The ALS Association announced today that it has awarded 21 new research grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to find treatments and a cure for...

Jun 29, 2014, 13:00 ET
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ALS Association Funded Study Finds ALS Protein Clearance is Key to Neuron Survival

In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that increasing the clearance of misfolded protein from neurons improves their...

May 19, 2014, 10:41 ET
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Academic and Pharmaceutical Leaders Meet in Boston to Discuss Biomarkers in ALS

 Leaders from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies will meet in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, May 19,...

May 08, 2014, 10:41 ET
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Papa John's Helps Boost Participation in The ALS Association's Walk to Defeat ALS

 Papa John's International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is helping The ALS Association raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

May 02, 2014, 13:12 ET
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The ALS Association Board of Trustees Names Barbara Newhouse as President and CEO

William A. Thoet, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The ALS Association, announced today that Barbara Newhouse has been named President and CEO...

Apr 25, 2014, 14:23 ET
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The ALS Association Honors Lou Gehrig's Legacy and 75th Anniversary of His Famous Farewell Speech

Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports' most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of...

Mar 31, 2014, 11:05 ET
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New ALS Gene Strengthens Focus on RNA Processing

In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have discovered a new ALS-causing gene and have linked its function to that of another...

Mar 10, 2014, 15:26 ET
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ALS Association and Packard Center Announce the First Scientific Grant Award from the Winokur Family Research Initiative

 With the opening of the 14th Annual Robert Packard Center for ALS Research Symposium, the Packard Center and The ALS Association are pleased...

Feb 04, 2014, 10:37 ET
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The ALS Association Announces New Grants to Investigate the Causes of and Treatments for Lou Gehrig's Disease

The ALS Association is pleased to announce the awarding of five new grants to investigate the causes and treatment of ALS. The ALS Association...

Jan 14, 2014, 11:06 ET
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ALS Association Named as Official Charity of the Men's Senior Baseball League

Men's Senior Baseball League/Men's Adult Baseball League (MSBL/MABL), the country's premier amateur baseball league for adults 18 years of age and...

Jan 02, 2014, 11:05 ET
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Numotion Joins Forces with The ALS Association as Premier-Level National Partner to Provide Support for People Affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease

 Numotion, the complex wheelchair company committed to serving the lifelong needs of people through individualized health and mobility...