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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.

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ALS Association/NEALS research webinars

Every month, The ALS Association and the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) invites leading ALS experts to discuss their area of expertise in our research webinar series. Register for an upcoming webinar below.


The Centaur trial: a phase 2 trial of AMX0035 for the treatment of ALS

Monday, May 7, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Sabrina Paganoni, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Sabrina Paganoni will discuss CENTAUR, a trial for people with ALS. CENTAUR ("Combination of Phenylbutyrate and Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid") is a Phase 2 trial testing the efficacy and safety of AMX0035 for the treatment of ALS as well as its impact on several disease biomarkers. CENTAUR is expected to enroll 132 participants nationwide.

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Proactive and Collaborative Consideration of Augmentative Communication Tools and Strategies

Friday, May 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: John M. Costello, MA, CCC-SLP

This webinar will focus on a variety of communication supports that a person with ALS may consider including early simple speech and writing strategies, creating and learning simple quick access tools, message and voice banking and examples of sophisticated technologies that are currently available to support communication, email, texting, telephone and environmental controls.

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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.

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