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2011-04-22 07:00:00

CarolAnn Garratt has Flown Twice Around the World to Raise Awareness of ALS CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is pleased to announce that CarolAnn Garratt will be making a stop-over in Boston as she starts her third flight around the world. The world-record setting pilot will land at the Plymouth Municipal Airport on Saturday April 23, and will give a lecture at Boston University on Monday April 25. "Those of us who...

2011-04-19 14:59:50

In the first animal model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), developed by Dr. Udai Pandey, Assistant Professor of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Dr. Pandey's lab has found in fruit flies that blocking the abnormal movement of a protein made by a mutated gene called FUS also blocks the disease process. The research is available online in the Advanced Access section of the journal Human Molecular Genetics website, posted on April 12, 2011. It will be published in an...

2011-04-19 09:40:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From a group of Long Island teens, celebs with a penchant for philanthropy and just plain folk with heart, people from around the U.S. are geared up to fight ALS and support the May 7 Fiesta 5K & Fun Run sponsored by The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Location is Power Plant Live! in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area, 34 Market Place. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. with the race at 8:00 a.m. Post-race celebrations follow....

2011-04-12 14:45:56

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the Phase I safety trial of Neuralstem's human spinal cord stem cells (HSSC's) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), and unpaid Neuralstem consultant, presented interim safety data on the first nine patients. Dr. Feldman reported yesterday at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting (http://www.aan.com/go/am11) that all...

2011-04-11 00:00:39

Elected Hawaii Officials Pitch-In to Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease at a historic event on 4/11. The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will be holding its inaugural round table discussion "Ask the Experts -- Building a Future on Hope Through Research, Advocacy and Patient Care" this Monday April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. OHA Trustee Robert Lindsey and Trustee Aide Jeremy Hopkins will be in attendance, and the event has received a warm Aloha...

2011-04-11 00:00:37

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will be holding its inaugural round table discussion "Ask the Experts -- Building a Future on Hope Through Research, Advocacy and Patient Care" this Monday April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. This historic event is an opportunity for people who are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, their families and friends. Honolulu, HI (Vocus/PRWEB) April 09, 2011 Clarence...

2011-03-31 09:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is pleased to announce today that three of its ALS Ambassadors partook in the filming of MTV's "Diary of Facebook," which premiered last night on MTV. The "Diary of Facebook" is a behind-the-scenes special that captured never-before-seen "days in the life" of a Facebook technical engineer named Pedram and a consumer marketing employee named Erin, as well as interviews with founder...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Billions Of Dollars Of Unused, Remnant Value On Prepaid Gift And Debit Cards Are Now Accessible To Non-Profit Organizations. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Donate My Cardâ“ž¢, an emerging technology company with a unique online solution for delivering a new donation stream for consumers and charitable organizations, is pleased to announce that The ALS Association, leading the way in the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease, has become a participating...

2011-03-22 07:00:00

ADDF, MDA, AFTD and ALS TDI Jointly Fund Characterization of TDP-43 Mouse CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announced today that it has entered into collaboration with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Alzheimer's Drug Development Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) to fund the characterization of a new model of neurodegeneration called the TDP-43 mouse. (Logo:...

2011-03-01 12:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today that it has extended its research partnership with the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) through its flagship ALS fundraising initiative, Augie's Quest. The one-year renewal calls for an additional $2 million grant to ALS TDI via Augie's Quest, which is lead by Chief Inspiration Officer Augie Nieto, a well known fitness pioneer diagnosed in 2005 with amyotrophic...


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