35 ALS research projects funded with $4.3 million in grants
August 26, 2013
There are a number of diseases and disorders that plague individuals across the world and have no cure. From various forms of cancer to autism, millions of families suffer every year with no end in sight.
To avoid this continuing for individuals who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's Disease, The ALS Association recently gave $4.3 million in research grants to 14 laboratories in numerous nations. This money is part of the organization's Translational Research Advancing Therapy (TREAT ALS) program, which aims to find new ways to treat and, ultimately, cure the condition.
"The generosity of our donors and supporters makes these grants possible. We are very grateful for that generosity and the opportunity it provides to make these awards for this important research," Chief Scientist for The ALS Association Lucie Bruijn stated.
The ALS Association was created in 1985 and boasts that it's the only nonprofit organization working to find a cure for the disease. It promotes research in many nations, as well as funds advocacy programs to spread the word about the fight against ALS.
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