Changing the future of ALS

,

Bridging the gap between families and the research community
Guy Aubert’s hope for the future was shaken to the core after he was diagnosed with ALS in March 2018. But the Victoriaville man’s hope was restored by Dr. Richard Robitaille and his ALS research team. He and his wife, along

2017 ALS research review

,

Together, we give hope.
ALS Quebec is proud to contribute to the ALS Canada Research Program, which invests in the best ALS research in Canada that will have significant impact on the global effort to create a future without ALS.
In 2017, 12 new research projects totalling $3 million were

ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects

, ,

2017 funding competition completes $20 million research partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation following the Ice Bucket Challenge

TORONTO, November 22, 2017 – Today, the ALS Society of Canada announced 12 exciting new research projects being funded in 2017 through the ALS Canada Research Program, which is supported by ALS Societies

A promising new medication for ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’

, ,

SOURCE: UdeMNouvelles 

Experiments conducted on worms, zebrafish, mice and, lastly, on human subjects in a limited clinical trial, conclude that pimozide may be effective in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

 
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Cumming School

2016 ALS Research Review

,

Investments in ALS research have always been a reason to be hopeful that one day there will be effective treatments for this devastating disease. As a result of generous donor contributions and our partnership with the ALS Society of Canada, we – and you! – helped to fund more than

Canada’s rising stars in ALS research

,

Canada’s rising stars in ALS research receive more than $1 million from the ALS Canada Research Program and Brain Canada
 
Three young investigators are pursuing ALS research thanks to funds raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge and matched by Brain Canada with financial support from Health Canada
The

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS gene discovery

, ,

By CBC News | Health
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.
The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video

Tony Proudfoot Training Fellowship 2016 Recipient

,

The Tony Proudfoot Training Fellowship in ALS research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital supports promising young scientists at the master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral level who wish to undertake research projects that specifically focus on ALS.
This year, the winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship is Dr. Audrey Dangoumau. 

ALS Research Projects in Canada

, ,

On November 19th, 2015, the ALS Society of Canada announced historical investments to further research towards a treatment and a cure. Learn more about the 34 research projects across the country.

ALS research – Historic $15M investment

, , ,

ALS Research in Canada Receives Historic $15 Million Dollar Investment
Investments in ground-breaking research will support vision of making ALS treatable by 2024
Montreal (November 19, 2015) — On the anniversary of the announcement of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge results and partnership between ALS Canada and Brain Canada,

Neuro News – June was ALS Awareness Month

, ,

News from Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS

ALS Canada Research Forum

,

Every year, ALS Canada brings the Canadian ALS research community together for the ALS Canada Research Forum.  This event is a venue for researchers to share ideas, form new collaborations and connect to the ALS community.

This year, the Forum

ALS Canada Publishes its 2014 Research Impact Report

,

Message from ALS Canada’s Director of Research
Download ALS Canada Research Impact Report
The past year has been a time of continued optimism and momentum in ALS research, complete transformation of the ALS Canada Research Program and unprecedented levels of awareness and fundraising. As we look back on the last 12 months, the

Arthur J. Hudson Translational Team Grant Annoucement

,

 
Putting the Ice Bucket Challenge Funds to work
The ALS Society of Canada announced the team led by Dr. Lawrence Korngut, MD at the University of Calgary received the first Arthur J. Hudson Translational Team Grant. The team also includes Dr. Lorne Zinman, MD from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

ALS Canada funds innovative ALS research in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada

, ,

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW/ – The ALS Society of Canada, in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada, are proud to announce the first research grant from the funds raised from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  The Arthur J. Hudson Translational Team Grant will be used

ALS Canada Announces Funding for 2014 Discovery Grants

,

The ALS Canada Research program was established to fund the top ALS research in Canada to meet ALS Canada’s strategic vision to find a treatment for ALS. Thanks to your support, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants.
This announcement marks the first

260,000 Canadians Raise Over $16 Million Through Als Ice Bucket Challenge

, , , ,

ALS SOCIETIES ACROSS CANADA COMMIT $10 MILLION TO ALS RESEARCH AND ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BRAIN CANADA FOR MATCHING RESEARCH FUNDING
OTTAWA (November 19, 2014) – ALS Societies across Canada are pleased to announce the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Canada raised $16.2 million due to the generosity of more

Ice Bucket Challenge : $16,2 million in Canada

, , , ,

Ice Bucket Challenge : $16,2 million in Canada
Donations for research doubled
ALS Societies across Canada are pleased to announce the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Canada raised $16.2 million due to the generosity of more than 260,000 Canadians. This represents a record for donations to the ALS community in support

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS discovery

, ,

By CBC News | Health
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.
The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video

10th anniversary Fondation André-Delambre Symposium on ALS

,

 
Researchers from around the world gather in Montreal
When he helped spearhead the organization of the first ALS Symposium on behalf of the Fondation André Delambre ten years ago, Dr. Jean-Pierre Julien hoped to do more than simply gather like-minded researchers for two days of speeches and presentations. The

Excellent care in a friendly, relaxed, patient-centred environment

,

 
The Neuro’s ALS Program is a model of compassionate care
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Program at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro has an interdisciplinary team that delivers outstanding, tailor-made care to meet the needs of patients. The program which integrates research and patient care

Therapeutic Nanobodies for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

,

 
Research Profile: Dr. Jean-Pierre Julien
Vaccination is a preventative medical technique designed to assist the body in developing an immune response to specific infections. Exposure to weakened versions of these infections causes our body to produce substances called antibodies that neutralize the infection and stand ready to prevent illness should

ALS Canada Announces 2014 Tim E. Noël Fellowship Recipient

,

 
David Taylor,Director of Research at the ALS Society of Canada announced Dr. Claire Leblond as the 2014 recipient of the Tim E. Noël Fellowship in ALS Research. Dr. Leblond is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Guy Rouleau at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and will be