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  • New ALS mouse models more closely mimic the human disease
    A Packard researcher has created UBQLN2 mouse models of ALS-FTD that capture both the molecular pathology and the symptoms of the human disease.
  • Twelve friends create a calendar to honor classmate with ALS and raise money for the Packard Center.
    TC McCarty tells how she and a dedicated group of friends are laying it bare and making a difference.
  • New research helps to identify function of important ALS protein
    Jiou Wang, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues have found that C9orf72 plays an important role in the cell’s recycling system, a process called autophagy.
  • Save the Date for the Annual Fiesta 5k for ALS Research!
    On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Packard Center will host the annual Fiesta 5k for ALS Research!

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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