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  • Thank You!
    Thank you to our runners, donors, sponsors and volunteers! The 2019 Fiesta 5K was another great day for ALS research!
  • Research Byte: Repairing protein quality control protects against ALS
    A new report identifies a set of new regulators of cellular quality control that is critical for proteins related to ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
  • Packard Center announces new Executive Director
    Emily Baxi to lead the Packard Center into the start of its next chapter with scientific precision and vision
  • Optogenetics sheds light on TDP43 toxicity
    In a new study, a team of investigators has developed an approach that lets them use light to control the development of toxic TDP43 protein aggregates.

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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