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  • Have Proteins, Will Travel
    New study shows that toxic proteins linked to C9orf72 can travel between neurons
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    Center Launches Team Packard to Engage Youth in ALS Research and Philanthropy
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    An international team of researchers have developed a method to interrupt the process that turns the gene into protein.
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    Laura Renaud joins the Packard Center staff to focus on fundraising and relationship building.

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

Our mission is to fund and support ALS research around the world
Our goal is to find a cure

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Working together to find a cure.
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