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Documentary about I AM ALS seeks to inspire, raise awareness

A new documentary about I AM ALS and the “revolutionary movement” begun by the organization’s founders — which will stream globally on May 28 — is seeking to advance awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative disorders while inspiring others to fight for change. Called “For…

Protein interaction may lead to new strategy for treatment of ALS

By taking advantage of a molecular interaction between the disease-related protein TDP-43 and another, innocuous protein, scientists have found a novel strategy that potentially may be used as a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “Importantly, this interaction could be key to unlocking a treatment not just for ALS…

Target ALS raises $250 million to accelerate ALS research

Target ALS has reached its capital campaign goal of $250 million to accelerate research and fuel scientific breakthroughs in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The campaign was spearheaded by founder Dan Doctoroff, a former deputy New York City mayor who was diagnosed with ALS in late 2021. He was…

Collaboration aims to unravel role of DNA damage in ALS

Scientists at Broken String Biosciences and the Francis Crick Institute are teaming up to study how genomic instability, or an increased tendency to DNA mutations, contributes to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The findings may shed light on the mechanisms leading to sporadic cases of ALS, the term…