Changing the future of ALS

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

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2017 ALS research review

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

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ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects

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

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

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

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2016 ALS Research Review

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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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,

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