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Aug 26, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Two New Studies Supported by The ALS Association Highlight Discovery Around Most Common ALS Gene Mutation

In today's issue of Nature, two new studies funded in part by The ALS Association both highlight an important new discovery around the C9orf72...

Aug 13, 2015, 15:22 ET
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As 2015 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Heats Up, Donations Fuel Significant Research Discovery

 As round two of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge heats up this August with Renee Zellweger, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Massachusetts Governor...

Aug 04, 2015, 09:57 ET
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Minor League Baseball Takes the 2015 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) mascots and representatives, including MiLB President & CEO Pat O'Conner, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,...

Jul 30, 2015, 20:52 ET
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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Back This August

Led by co-founders Pete Frates, Pat Quinn and Anthony Senerchia, and with the help of celebrities, the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball...

Jul 22, 2015, 11:25 ET
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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...

Jul 14, 2015, 10:39 ET
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Cytokinetics And The ALS Association Announce Awarding Of Grant For Phase 3 Clinical Trial And Biomarker Research Collaboration

Cytokinetics, Inc., (Nasdaq: CYTK) and The ALS Association today announced that The Association has awarded Cytokinetics a $1.5 million grant to...

Jul 01, 2015, 08:00 ET
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New Clinical Pilot Studies Will Use Biomarkers to Speed Therapy Development

The ALS Association and the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation are pleased to announce $3 million in funding for two new Phase II clinical studies...

Jun 04, 2015, 07:30 ET
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Cytokinetics And The ALS Association Announce Partnership To Advance The Fight Against ALS

 Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) and The ALS Association announced an expanded partnership in which the company will provide Gold...

Apr 16, 2015, 11:54 ET
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The ALS Association, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital Neurological Clinical Research Institute Collaborate with GlaxoSmithKline on New ALS Clinical Trial

The ALS Association, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital Neurological Clinical Research Institute today announced they...

Mar 17, 2015, 13:40 ET
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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...

Mar 12, 2015, 13:24 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...

Feb 25, 2015, 14:27 ET
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Quantum Rehab Supports The ALS Association as Premier-Level National Partner to Provide Support for People Affected by ALS

Quantum® Rehab, a premier manufacturer of complex rehab power wheelchairs, is privileged to further its support of The ALS Association in...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:04 ET
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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
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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...