Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

MDA President and CEO Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

CHIGAGO, August 15, 2014 – Having a bucket of ice water dumped on your head may not seem dignified, but it is certainly helping MDA and other ALS-fighting organizations raise awareness and funds as the viral social media craze continues to sweep across America.  

Today, Steven M. Derks, President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, joined the ranks of tens of thousands of people willing to get chilled in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

New Forms of Genetic Testing Improve Diagnosis, Raise Questions

“Knowing, if not all, is almost all,” said Matthew Harms, a neurologist and neurophysiologist from Washington University in St. Louis, in his presentation on genetic testing for neuromuscular disorders at the 2014 MDA Clinical Conference, held in Chicago March 16-19.

Augie’s Quest To Transition from MDA to the ALS Therapy Development Institute

'Clump-Busting' Molecule Targets Misfolded Proteins in ALS

ALS Care Checklist Developed

Immune System Modulator in Development for ALS

DNA Damage in ALS

A failure to repair damaged DNA appears to play an important role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an MDA-supported team of researchers reports.

Eighth Annual Tradition of Hope Gala Raises More Than $1.2 Million for MDA's Augie's Quest

ALS Briefs: NurOwn, Disease Modifiers, Biomarker Test

Eighth Annual Tradition Of Hope Gala To Support MDA's Augie's Quest

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