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Sep 02, 2020, 17:09 ET ALS Association, I AM ALS Call On FDA, Amylyx to Make AMX0035 Available to People with ALS

Today, in response to the New England Journal of Medicine publication of encouraging clinical trial results showing that Amylyx Pharmaceuticals'...


Jan 14, 2020, 14:30 ET ALS Association Makes Multi-Year Commitment to HEALEY ALS Platform Trial

The ALS Association today announced a $3 million commitment to the first platform trial for ALS, taking place at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for...


Dec 04, 2019, 10:07 ET New ALS Association Partnership with ALS Investment Fund Targets $100 Million in New Funding for ALS Therapeutic Development

The ALS Association is partnering with, and will be directly investing in, the ALS Investment Fund II to raise $100 million to accelerate investment...


Jul 15, 2019, 16:46 ET ALS Association and ALS Families Bring Hundreds of Bostonians Together to Commemorate Fifth Anniversary of Ice Bucket Challenge

Hundreds of Bostonians today joined The ALS Association to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with its co-founders,...


Jun 04, 2019, 09:00 ET Ice Bucket Challenge dramatically accelerated the fight against ALS

An independent research organization reported that donations from the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge enabled The ALS Association to increase its...


May 13, 2019, 12:16 ET Founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and The ALS Association Launch 'Challenge Me' Campaign to Mark Fifth Anniversary of Biggest Medical Movement in History

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founders Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, along with The ALS Association, today kicked off the fifth anniversary of the...


Nov 28, 2018, 13:41 ET ALS Organizations Collaborate to Advance New Therapeutic into Trials

Several ALS organizations announced on Wednesday that the first participant was successfully given a dose of AT-1501 in the first in-human trial of...


Jul 31, 2018, 10:45 ET The ALS Association Partners with GNS Healthcare to Apply AI to Accelerate Answer ALS Research

The ALS Association is providing new funding to allow GNS Healthcare to use artificial intelligence (AI) to create a comprehensive disease model to...


May 08, 2018, 09:55 ET The ALS Association Launches PSA Campaign Showing 'The Reality of ALS'

The ALS Association has released a series of public service announcements (PSAs) highlighting what life is like with ALS. Throughout May, which is...


May 01, 2018, 11:47 ET The ALS Association Calls on Advocates to 'Raise Your Voice' During ALS Awareness Month

The ALS Association is kicking off ALS Awareness Month by encouraging the public to "Raise Your Voice" in May on behalf of those living with ALS....


Apr 12, 2018, 09:15 ET 'Project Revoice' Recreates ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Founder's Voice For Him

The ALS Association today announced the launch of "Project Revoice," an international initiative to help people with ALS [also known as Motor Neurone ...


Mar 28, 2018, 04:12 ET Family of Parkland Shooting Victim Who Wanted to Cure ALS Establishes ALS Research Fund

The family of Carmen Schentrup, who was killed in the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has...


Mar 21, 2018, 12:15 ET New ALS Gene Discovered: KIF5A

Researchers have identified a new ALS gene: KIF5A. This important gene discovery, funded by The ALS Association through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...


Dec 07, 2017, 09:23 ET Balas Begins Role as President and CEO of ALS Association

The ALS Association today announced that Calaneet Balas has begun her role as President and CEO. Her appointment marks the culmination of an orderly...


Aug 31, 2017, 17:52 ET ALS Association Establishes Disaster Relief Fund to Provide Support in Wake of Harvey

Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, The ALS Association today announced the establishment of a Disaster Relief Fund to ensure that ...


Aug 01, 2017, 10:38 ET ALS Association Launches Home Health Initiative with Support from Major League Baseball

The ALS Association today launched the ALS Home Health Initiative, a program to provide greater support for people living with amytrophic lateral...


May 05, 2017, 18:18 ET ALS Association Applauds FDA for Speedy Approval of New ALS Drug

The ALS Association, the only national nonprofit fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on every front, applauded the Food and Drug...


Nov 22, 2016, 01:38 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, 01:00 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 this ...


Oct 27, 2016, 12:05 ET FDA Approves Clinical Trial of Novel Stem Cell and Gene Therapy to Stall Progression of ALS

Last week, regenerative medicine investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug...


Sep 20, 2016, 03:34 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 held every ...


Aug 12, 2016, 02:37 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 common...


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 Cure® are ...


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 the 2016...