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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...

2014-01-02 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Numotion, the complex wheelchair company committed to serving the lifelong needs of people through individualized health and mobility solutions, has partnered with The ALS Association to offer support and enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/MM32178LOGO) ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive...

2013-10-21 16:23:50

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that critical aspects of the ALS disease process differ among different genetic forms of ALS. The study was published in the journal Experimental Neurology. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people...

2013-10-17 16:25:07

Announcement follows Congressman Fattah's meeting with NeuroVigil CEO, Dr. Philip Low WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new technology that will enable patients suffering from ALS --commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease--to communicate via brain monitor, will hold its first clinical trials in Philadelphia. Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) was on hand for the announcement, made Tuesday at the BrainTech Israel conference in Tel Aviv. The announcement came...

2013-10-15 08:33:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 was a member during his days at Columbia University in the early 1920s, will be working with The ALS Association for a Service Learning Trip in May 2014. For this trip, Phi Delta Theta members will interact with people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and others from the ALS...

2013-08-28 08:25:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 The ALS Association today announced that NEMCO-JRR will be donating space on their #70 Nationwide Series Car and their #87 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to Drive for Lou Gehrig's Disease at Atlanta Motor Speedway Labor Day weekend. The No. 87 Toyota driven by Joe Nemechek in the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 and the No. 70 car driven by Tony Raines in the Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race will show support for ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...