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Feb 10, 2016, 08:00 ET
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$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
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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
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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 24, 2015, 08:00 ET
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ALS Association and Target ALS to Bring Whole Genome Sequencing to Postmortem Tissue Analysis

 The ALS Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaborative effort with TARGET ALS to perform whole genome sequencing from...

Sep 24, 2015, 08:00 ET
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ALS Association and Target ALS to Expand Tissue Core for ALS Research

 The ALS Association and Target ALS are pleased to announce the launch of a new collaborative effort to expand the collection of biofluids from...

Sep 15, 2015, 08:00 ET
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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...

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,...