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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...

Oct 21, 2013, 14:35 ET

Different Disease Processes Caused by Different ALS Genes

 In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that critical aspects of the ALS disease process differ among different...

Oct 15, 2013, 09:05 ET

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Partners with The ALS Association for Spring 2014 Service Learning Trip; Provides Research Grants to Study Lou Gehrig's Disease

If he were here today, baseball's Lou Gehrig would be proud of his brothers from the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. The Fraternity, of which Gehrig...

Aug 28, 2013, 09:05 ET

NEMCO-JRR teams up with The ALS Association to Drive for Lou Gehrig's Disease

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013  The ALS Association today announced that  NEMCO-JRR will be donating space on their #70 Nationwide Series Car...

Aug 13, 2013, 11:05 ET

The ALS Association Announces $4.3 Million in Research Grants for Global Fight Against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Today, The ALS Association announced its award of $4.3 million in new research grants supporting 35 new projects. These awards are part of its...

Jul 31, 2013, 09:05 ET

TOTO Joins The ALS Association in Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease

Walk to Defeat ALS® Team TOTO Established Internationally renowned artists, TOTO, has joined with The ALS Association to bolster public...

Jul 11, 2013, 09:05 ET

Permobil Becomes Premiere-Level Partner of The ALS Association; Will Offer Support for People Affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease

Permobil, the world's leading manufacturer of power wheelchairs, has joined forces with The ALS Association as a Premiere-Level Partner to offer...

Jul 08, 2013, 13:05 ET

Television Host Debbie Matenopoulos Will Appear on "The View" to Co-Host and Raise Awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease and The ALS Association

Television host and actress Debbie Matenopoulos is scheduled to appear on the ABC morning show "The View" on Wednesday, July 10, to co-host and...

Jun 21, 2013, 11:34 ET

ALS/MND Global Awareness Day Unites Leaders in Scientific Research & Clinical Care and People in the ALS Community in the Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease

 The ALS Association is joining forces with the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations for ALS/MND Global Awareness Day. Outside the...

May 23, 2013, 11:56 ET

The ALS Association Raises Awareness About Military Connection to Lou Gehrig's Disease this Memorial Day, ALS Awareness Month

The ALS Association joins the nation this Memorial Day to remember all of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. During...

May 06, 2013, 09:06 ET

BAYADA Partners with The ALS Association to Provide Care & Support to Families Living with Lou Gehrig's Disease

BAYADA Home Health Care is now a national partner of The ALS Association and a Walk to Defeat ALS® Gold National Team. The suburban...

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