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  • Register today for the 2022 Virtual Fiesta 5K!
    Run, Walk, Roll or Stroll anytime during the month of May and raise money for ALS Research.
  • The Pathway to Discovery and Hope for ALS Patients and Researchers: A massive biological genetic and clinical resource for ALS and neurodegenerative diseases.
    Massive Answer ALS resource paper is published in Nature Neuroscience.
  • 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.

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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