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

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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

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ALS Canada Publishes its 2014 Research Impact Report

Message from ALS Canada’s Director of Research
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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