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ALS News & Stories

Welcome to the ALS TDI news page. View our research news, press releases and blogs below. To find out more about our organization or to contact our team, visit our press room here.

ALS News & Stories

Welcome to the ALS TDI news page. View our research news, press releases and blogs below. To find out more about our organization or to contact our team, visit our press room here.

ALS Research News

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
ALS TDI Scientists Discover New Drug Target for C9ORF72 ALS
In a recent study, ALS TDI scientists demonstrate evidence for a previously unexplored drug target for ALS caused by the C9orf72 mutation.
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Meet ALS TDI’s Science Leadership Team: Dr. Theo Hatzipetros
The first in a series of articles introducing the scientists who are leading our research to find effective treatments for ALS.
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Friday, July 24, 2020
ASO Therapy: A Promising New Treatment, for Some – But Not All – ALS-Causing Genetic Mutations
Antisense Oligonucleotides, or ASOs, are small single-stranded molecules of DNA with a great deal of potential to help patients with genetic disorders like ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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From trial readouts to news from our lab, you can find all of the latest ALS research news here.

ALS TDI Community Blog

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Cannabis for ALS: More Science is Needed, but Some Say it Offers Relief
There is currently is no conclusive evidence for Cannabis' efficacy or safety. But some people living with ALS say it offers them relief.
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
ALS TDI CSO Fernando Vieira to speak on Panel of Experts with ALS Society of Canada
ALS TDI’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Fernando Vieira will represent the organization on the webinar, “ALS Top Model: Runway to Success,” a recording of which will be published on ALS Canada’s YouTube channel later this month.
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Friday, September 4, 2020
With the Official Race Cancelled, ALS TDI’s Texas Ragnar Team Goes it Alone to Raise Funds for Research
Even with tough conditions, some of the most dedicated runners of the annual Ragnar for Research will still be hitting the trail this year.
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Blog posts and commentary pieces from ALS TDI and community members with topics ranging from funding ALS research to how ALS impacts the lives of community members.

ALS TDI Press Releases

Monday, September 14, 2020
Acquisition of Anelixis Therapeutics Fuels Hopes of AT-1501 Push to Phase 2 Clinical Trials
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is excited to share that Anelixis Therapeutics, the
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Monday, April 27, 2020
Giving Tuesday Now with ALS TDI
#GivingTuesdayNow is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
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Monday, March 16, 2020
ALS TDI’s Plan to Continue Operations During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
Here at the ALS Therapy Development Institute we’re taking the novel coronavirus COVID-19 extremely seriously. We're taking precautions, but our ALS research will NOT stop.
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A complete list of press releases from the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
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