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  • Packard Center Welcomes New Executive Director
    Danielle Boyce, DPA, MPH joins the Packard Center team with over twenty years of research and project management experience.
  • ALS Association awards $620,000 grant to Packard Center to Support the Answer ALS Data Portal
    Launched in January this year, the Data Portal provides open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of ALS data.
  • Answer ALS Announces the Release of Its Largest In-Depth Biological and Clinical Datasets for ALS Research
    A new set of rich Answer ALS project data is now available through the Answer ALS Data Portal
  • ALS Pathology Linked to Defects in the Cell Nucleus
    Packard Center researchers used patient-derived Answer ALS cell lines to show that the protein CHMP7 accumulates in the nucleus, triggering a series of events that creates some of the molecular hallmarks found in both sporadic and familial ALS as well as FTD.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as called Lou Gehrig's, disease is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.  The average life span from diagnosis is two to five years.  There is no cure.

Understanding ALS

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