The ALS Association
yesterday at 15:38. Facebook
Check out this webinar happening today at 3pm on cannabinoid use in ALS hosted by our partner Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS):

Cannabinoid use in ALS: Only symptom management or more?

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The ALS Association
03/22/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
Can football cause ALS? We take a closer look at the research given the recent announcement that former San Francisco 49ers receiver Dwight Clark has ALS, joining many other football greats: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Can Football Cause ALS? A Look at the Research

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The ALS Association
03/21/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
The ALS Association is pleased to announce several new educational resources available to download from our website such as "Families and ALS," created primarily for families living with ALS and the Medical Information Packet, a communication and educational tool designed to help inform medical providers. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The ALS Association
03/20/2017 at 14:57. Facebook
Another NFL great is diagnosed with ALS. Our thoughts are with Dwight and his family. We're fighting for him and everyone else living with ALS.

San Francisco 49ers Legend Dwight Clark Announces He Has ALS

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The ALS Association
03/18/2017 at 15:11. Facebook
Did you know that we fund research around the world? From individual projects to global collaborations, we provide funding to experts in a variety of scientific focus areas critical to advancing the search for treatments and a cure for #ALS. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Research We Fund

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The ALS Association
03/17/2017 at 19:09. Facebook
If you or a loved one is living with #ALS, you might want to talk with other people who have similar experiences. Support groups are a great way to connect with others and share information. Find a group near you: [ Bit.ly Link ]

ALS Association Chapter Support Groups

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The ALS Association
03/17/2017 at 14:34. Facebook
Dr. Jeanne McKeon became interested in neurodegenerative diseases as an undergrad. Now, Dr. McKeon is exploring how inherited ALS mutations in the profilin-1 (PFN1) gene impact the structural integrity of cells. Learn more about Dr. McKeon’s work at University of Massachusetts Medical School: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Help us get closer to a world without #ALS and join the network of ALS advocates nationwide! You can help change the laws and policies that affect thousands of people living with ALS and their families: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Advocacy

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The ALS Association, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), can’t wait to see what this year’s Clinical Research Fellowship recipients achieve. Learn more about the winners, Sabrina Paganoni, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, and Nicholas Olney, M.D., UCSF School of Medicine: [ Bit.ly Link ]

ALS Association and American Academy of Neurology Announce Clinical Research Fellowships

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The Sheila Essey Award for ALS Research, made possible through the generosity of the Essey Family Fund through The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, honors an individual for making significant contributions in research. The ALS Association, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurologyrology is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sheila Essey Award has been awarded to John Ravits,...
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Dr. John Ravits Receives Sheila Essey Award for Research Contributions

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Did you know? The ALS Association has a nationwide network of chapters to provide comprehensive patient services and support to the #ALS community. Find your local chapter here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

In Your Community

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Our thoughts are with Stephen and his family. He has brought joy to millions of children -- and adults! -- through his wonderful characters and stories.

SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Stephen Hillenburg Announces He Has ALS

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Our third postdoctoral fellow Dr. Bruno Godinho has a passion for world exploration. Read more about Dr. Godinho and how his research could improve therapies for people living with #ALS: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Our National Partner Quantum Rehab is committed to meeting the unique needs of people living with ALS.
The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life for people living with #ALS while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. Learn more about the work we do: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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The ALS Association and ALS Finding a Cure® are proud to announce the TDP-43 Grand Challenge award recipients! Learn more about how the winning team’s contribution to #ALS can lead to the development of new treatments: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Grand Challenge Winners Poised to Develop Crucial Imaging Marker for ALS Therapy Development

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The ALS Association and ALS Finding a Cure® are proud to announce the Grand Challenge award recipients, Timothy Miller, M.D., Ph.D, and his team: Paul Kotzbauer, M.D., Ph.D., Vijay Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., and Nigel Cairns, M.D., Ph.D. of Washington University in St. Louis, and Yuna Ayala, M.D., Ph.D. of Saint Louis University. Read more about Dr. Miller and his team’s biomarker research focused...
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We are proud to highlight Dr. Mary-Louise Rogers in our latest scientist profile! Check out how her research led to a promising test that may monitor #ALS progression: [ Bit.ly Link ]

New Urinary Biomarker Discovered to Track ALS

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Our second postdoctoral fellow Tiffany Todd, Ph.D., is conducting research at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. According to Dr. Todd, “one of the barriers against treating a disease like ALS is that we don’t fully understand how it works. My work focuses on understanding the cellular mechanisms involved in ALS so that we can better design therapeutics.” The ALS Association is proud to...
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The Providence Journal featured Brown University professor, Dr. Robert Reenan, and his wife Susan Reenan for proudly working to #ChallengeALS atop the 46th mountain they've climbed together. The ALS Association funds Dr. Robert Reenan's research on ALS: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Rumford couple climbs 46 Adirondack High Peaks — in winter

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