THE PROJECT ALS MISSION
Project ALS identifies and funds the most promising scientific research that will lead to the first effective treatments and a cure for ALS. We recruit the world’s best scientists and doctors to work together—rationally and aggressively—to develop a better understanding of the ALS disease process and, in parallel, better therapeutic strategies.
Project ALS is the world’s first ALS organization to focus exclusively on research. We have raised over $110 million in 23 years to fund ALS research programs at leading academic institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, UCSF, and the Salk Institute, and have made significant progress toward a cure for ALS.
Read about the latest updates in ALS research, and see the Project ALS research philosophy – something we’re proud to say has accelerated the pace of research.
WHAT'S NEW WITH PROJECT ALS
Models Make Medicines: How Project ALS’ Focus on Multidisciplinary Models is Revolutionizing ALS Therapy Development
ALS has been a notoriously difficult disease to address therapeutically because of its heterogeneity in the clinic. The progression and symptoms of ALS differ broadly
Motor Neurons in a Dish: The Scientific Breakthrough that Fundamentally Changed ALS Research
In order to prevent, treat, or cure diseases, scientists rely on methods for identifying consistent mechanisms behind disease, and efficiently testing potential therapies on a
Viruses for Good, Not Evil: Tools for ALS Therapy Delivery
Motor neurons project out to the muscles in our limbs to drive muscle contraction, allowing us to speak, breathe, and move. These cells are housed
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