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2014-06-29 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that increasing the clearance of misfolded protein from neurons improves their survival. The study was published today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons (nerve...

2014-05-08 12:29:19

Papa John's Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter Agrees to Serve as National Walk Ambassador WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Papa John's International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is helping The ALS Association raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and boost participation the Walk to Defeat ALS®, which brings hope to those living with ALS and is an opportunity for individuals with the disease and their families and friends to spend a day...

2014-05-02 12:27:25

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William A. Thoet, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The ALS Association, announced today that Barbara Newhouse has been named President and CEO of The Association after an extensive nationwide search. She will begin work on June 2, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83774 ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the...

2014-04-27 20:20:56

DUBLIN, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drugs Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.39 percent...

2014-04-25 16:22:41

Nationwide fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37. Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou...

2014-03-31 12:29:17

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have discovered a new ALS-causing gene and have linked its function to that of another prominent disease gene. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons (nerve...

2014-03-10 16:32:46

BALTIMORE, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the opening of the 14(th) Annual Robert Packard Center for ALS Research Symposium, the Packard Center and The ALS Association are pleased to announce the first scientific grant award from the Winokur Family Research Initiative. The inaugural grant will help to fund a project under the direction on Phil Wong, Ph.D., a Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University and Liam Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of...

2014-02-04 12:27:49

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association is pleased to announce the awarding of five new grants to investigate the causes and treatment of ALS. The ALS Association identified the focus of each of these grants as areas with high potential for progress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/MM32178LOGO) ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the...

2014-01-16 12:31:54

New Center Expected to Attract Patients around the Nation PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have announced the opening of a new groundbreaking center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and medical treatment for one of the world's most devastating and debilitating diseases - ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders...

2014-01-14 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 older, has partnered with The ALS Association, in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/MM32178LOGO) ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in...


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