In 1998, ALS researchers worked mostly in isolation, often even competing against one another. Project ALS transformed this approach, recruiting world-leading scientists from different fields to work on ALS together, meet regularly, and share data openly. Due to this shift, there has been more advancement towards a cure for ALS disease in the past 20 years than in the previous 100.
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