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  • Jay Fishman, advocate and Packard Center supporter, dies after battle with ALS
    Jay Fishman, executive chairman of Travelers Insurance, ALS advocate and Packard Center supporter, died today after a battle with ALS.
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    $1.1M was raised for ALS Research at the annual Travelers Championship
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    Two new mouse models of ALS caused by mutations in C9orf72 display a range of physical and molecular characteristics of the disease.
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    Former Packard researcher Richard Bedlack is trying to better understand the disease through people who get better.

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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