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  • 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.
  • Packard Center's 21st annual symposium held virtually with record attendance.
    Annual event welcomed 525 participants from seven countries and 115 institutions.
  • Packard Center awards new research grant to study unbiased lipid screening to reverse ALS Phenotypes in vitro and in vivo
    This grant was made possible through a generous gift from Wings Over Wall Street/MDA.
  • Packard team identifies function of major ALS-linked protein
    A team led by Packard scientist Jiou Wang, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University, has identified the function of an ALS-linked gene

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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