The ALS Association provides the latest research news & information relevant to the fight against this disease through press releases, blog posts, research webinars, newsletters and more.
Latest research news & information
Keep up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of ALS research and learn more about ALS research.
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ALS Association research webinars
Every month, The ALS Association invites a leading ALS expert to come talk about his or her area of expertise in our research webinar series. Register for an upcoming webinar below.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m. EST
Speaker: Mel Reichman, Ph.D., Director, LIMR Chemical Genomics Center (LCGC), Senior Investigator, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR)
Certain genetic changes in super oxide dismutase-1 (SOD1), the second most common form of inherited ALS, cause this protein composed of two parts (a dimer) to fall apart into individual pieces (monomers). These SOD1 monomers can abnormally clump together in motor neurons during ALS disease. Join us to learn about Dr. Reichman’s research to develop new ways to discover novel ALS drugs that stabilize SOD1 dimers. This includes a high-throughput screening technique, which could reveal unexpected, safe combinations of FDA-approved drugs to treat ALS.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 4:00 p.m. EST
Speaker: Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Scientist of The ALS Association
In August 2014, millions of people participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help treat and cure ALS as quickly as possible. Since then, The Association has doubled down on its commitment to lead the fight against ALS by investing in the most promising ALS research in the world. On January 17, please join The Association’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Lucie Bruijn, to learn how the support of people like you expedite global collaborative research efforts leading us towards discovering promising treatments and a cure. Come prepared to ask questions and see the impact donors to The ALS Association are having in the fight against ALS.
Research ALS Today
The ALS Association produces a scientific newsletter twice per-year to highlight major advances in the field of ALS research. The current issues includes the following topics and is available for download:
- Imaging Disease Mechanisms
- Message from Chief Scientist
- Postdoctoral Fellowships
- The “Mice” Bucket Challenge
- Journal News
The ALS Association blog
On our blog, The ALS Association, or one of our guest bloggers, discusses breaking research news in a more casual, easy-to-understand format than you may find in your average scientific journal.
Call for abstracts & participation
Throughout the year, The ALS Association offers multiple funding opportunities for scientists and clinicians made possible through support from our generous donors.