ALS research is at a time of unprecedented excitement and momentum: there has been more progress in the last 5 to 7 years than in the last century. Many of the top ALS researchers in the world believe the scientific community is now poised to find treatments that can significantly alter the course of the disease, and that lack of funding is the only limitation standing in the way of effective ALS treatments being developed sooner rather than later.
Our mission is to translate scientific advances into new treatments for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Motor Neuron Disease (MND) as rapidly as possible.
To achieve our goal, NEALS functions as an academic research consortium, a contracted research organization, and a resource tool for ALS community.
NEALS was founded in 1995 with 9 academic clinical centers in the New England area. With help from The ALS Association’s TREAT ALS Network, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and our generous donors, the NEALS membership has grown to over 100 research centers committed to performing research in ALS and MND.
The ALS Association provides the latest research news & information relevant to the fight against this disease through press releases, blog posts, research webinars, newsletters and more.
ALSUntangled reviews alternative and off label treatments (AOTs), with the goal of helping people with ALS make more informed decisions about them.
Our Carers hub is here to help if you provide unpaid support to someone with motor neurone disease (MND) or Kennedy’s disease. You may prefer to see yourself as their partner, relative or friend, but as a ‘carer’ you can access services and support. Getting help may become essential as care needs increase. The following pages provide information to help you look after your own wellbeing.