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    On Saturday, May 2, 2020, the Packard Center will host the 14th annual Fiesta 5k for ALS Research!
  • Answer ALS: New template for future medical research?
    Packard Executive Director Dr. Emily Baxi speaks with Avanade about a research approach with Answer ALS that emphasizes open collaboration, data mining technology and AI
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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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