The ALS Association, in collaboration with ALS Finding a Cure, recently awarded $400,000 to support research into the role SARM1 gene mutations play in the development and progression of ALS, with the ultimate goal of using an improved understanding of SARM1 to develop new treatments. The research will be led by Dr. Jemeen Sreedharan at King’s College London and Dr. Michael Coleman at Cambridge University.
Arrest ALS In collaboration with the ALS Association, we are pleased to announce the recent funding of four new grants designed to elucidate the biological linkages between key drivers of active axonal degeneration and ALS. ALS Finding a Cure® and the ALS Association are pleased to further scientific advances in this important area of research, which are sure to lead to future therapeutic insights. The four projects funded through the Arrest ALS collaboration include: Bloom/DiAntonio submission (Washington University in St. Louis): Pathological aggregation of the protein TDP-43 within motor neurons is seen in the majority of ALS cases (sporadic [...]
Healey Center for ALS in partnership with ALS Finding a Cure announces the 2021 ALS Scholars in Therapeutics RecipientsAnne D Pham2022-04-06T14:10:45+00:00
Class of 2021 The Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in partnership with ALS Finding a Cure (ALSFAC) selected four recipients for their inaugural global two-year ALS Scholars in Therapeutics program. The program received an outstanding pool of global applications from 6 countries. This year’s selected recipients are Juliet Goldsmith, PhD of University of Pennsylvania, Matthew Anthony White, PhD of Kings College London, Brian Jude Joseph, PhD of Harvard University and Su Min Lim, PhD of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Learn about the ALS Scholars Program. [...]
A loved one’s diagnosis moved this UCLA Health researcher to take on ALS Computational geneticist developed a blood test that could detect how fast muscle cells are dying, potentially aiding diagnosis. After a parent is diagnosed with an incurable disease, it’s natural to feel an urge to do anything possible to help. For some people, that could be advocacy, or household assistance, or tracking down the best available medical care. For Noah Zaitlen, Phd, associate professor of computational medicine and neurology at UCLA Health, it meant launching a research project to create a better diagnostic test for a debilitating neurological [...]