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2014-04-01 16:25:56

EHE International Donates Window Display to Augie's Quest to Raise Awareness of ALS and Promote Participation in Funding Research for Treatments and a Cure CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of April, Zumba® Fitness' campaign benefiting Augie's Quest, "Together We Dance(TM) to Cure ALS," will be featured in a window display in Rockefeller Center. Augie's Quest is a fundraising initiative that supports the nonprofit, ALS Therapy Development Institute...

2014-03-06 23:00:58

Unforgettable entertainment provided by popular rock band Smash Mouth at superhero-themed event. San Diego (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Guests attending the 9th annual BASH for Augie’s Quest on Friday, March 14 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina will use their “super powers” to raise funds to help speed lifesaving research seeking treatments and a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The 2014 superhero-themed BASH, presented by the...

2014-01-30 23:02:50

PatientsLikeMe Co-Founder Jamie Heywood to Kick Off Conference Horsham, PA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Jamie Heywood, patient engagement and research pioneer, will deliver the keynote address at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting, to be held June 15–19 at the San Diego Convention Center. Heywood is co-founder of PatientsLikeMe, a groundbreaking online platform where hundreds of thousands of patients connect with one another to track their experiences with diseases, share details of their...

2014-01-30 12:28:16

TUCSON, Ariz. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Augie Nieto, co-chairman of MDA's ALS division, together with his wife, Lynne, today announced they are transitioning management of the successful "Augie's Quest" campaign from MDA to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). The transition will be occurring in the first quarter of 2014 as the two organizations continue to support Augie's Quest initiatives....

2013-12-06 08:24:19

Collaboration to Explore Recombinant Human-Derived Monoclonal Antibodies Targeting Misfolded SOD1 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Anelixis Therapeutics, announced today that it has formed a research partnership with Neurimmune to advance potential treatments for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The research partnership will explore a human monoclonal antibody...

2013-10-01 08:32:20

Alaska native's husband Patrick Dwyer battled ALS for more than 7 years CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has elected Jennifer "Jenny" Gore Dwyer of Kenmore, WA, to its Board of Directors. Founded in 1999 with the sole mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS as soon as possible, ALS TDI is now the world's largest ALS research and development program. Dwyer is part...

2013-09-10 08:31:29

Collaboration to Explore Compound that Regulates Neuroinflammation and Apoptosis CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has entered into a research partnership with Anida Pharma, Inc., to investigate a potential treatment for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110204/DC42625LOGO) Under the terms of the agreement with Anida, ALS TDI will...

2013-08-26 08:28:34

Unique Free Event Provides Look at the Complicated Process of Drug Development CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that its ninth annual Leadership Summit will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. Hosted by the world's first non-profit biotech, this public event explores the latest trends in drug discovery, partnering and financing drug...

2013-06-17 08:26:31

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) will hold its 11(th) annual Tri-State Trek charity cycling event on July 19-21, 2013. The Tri-State Trek is a three-day, 270 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT with the mission to end amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110204/DC42625LOGO) Beginning in Newton, MA, the Tri-State Trek passes through 46...

2013-06-03 16:27:25

CHICAGO, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the result of a major breakthrough by researchers at Northwestern University's School of Medicine, researchers studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, are now one step closer to unlocking the nature of ALS. The recent discovery, which for the first time identified a gene both in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord affected by ALS, offers a glimpse of hope to those who currently suffer from the deadly...