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The ALS Association Research Program

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The Leader in Global ALS Research

The ALS Association has committed $99 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our global research effort has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and has shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS.  

The ALS Association has funded significant research milestones in the fight against ALS, including:

Project MinE

The ALS Association funds Project MinE to support sequencing of ALS genes

The ALS Association announced its financial commitment of $1 million to Project MinE. The funding will be used to bring this important effort to the United States, under the direction of researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachussetts, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Funding for the project is made possible by the unprecedented outpouring of support from this summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge.

To understand the genetic basis of ALS and to ultimately find a cure for this devastating disease, Project MinE will map the DNA profiles of at least 15,000 ALS patients and 7,500 controls and perform comparative analyses on these 22,500 DNA profiles.

Learn more about The ALS Association's participation in Project MinE.

Meet our Project MinE researchers and ambassador.

Join the fight and help us discover the genetic basis of ALS. Start or support a local initiative to raise funds.


 Call for Abstracts

Letter of Intent due September 14, 2015.  Click here for details.


For more information about The ALS Association research program, please contact:

Bruijn-Yard Consultants, Medical Research
Lucie Bruijn, PhD
Chief Scientist
Tel: +1 727 412 0234
Fax: +1 727 499 9578

Mark Yard
Research Programs & Operations
Tel: +1 203 641 1158
Fax: +1 727 499 9578

All written communications should be sent via e-mail, as an attachment to an e-mail or faxed.


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Research ALS Today

The ALS Association's National Research Periodical provides in-depth coverage of current research projects and exciting clinical trials.

Resources for Researchers

Upcoming meetings, funding opportunities, and more.

Research Webinars and Videos

Monthly online webinars featuring leading ALS researchers, presenting various topics of ALS research and clinical trials.

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