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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.

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Cured by Curcumin? Untangling another ALS X-file

Monday, August 13, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD, Duke ALS Clinic

Curcumin, one of the ingredients in tumeric and curry powder, has several biological effects that could be useful in treating ALS. There are 3 validated "ALS reversals" that occurred on curcumin, and there was even a "positive" clinical trial done in Iranian patients with ALS. This webinar will review the interesting background science on curcumin and outline a new patient-centric clinical trial of a particular form of it that will occur at Duke University in 2018.

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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

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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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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.

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Call for Research Abstracts

The ALS Association Research Program supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to ALS.

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