We are the world’s foremost drug discovery center focused solely on ALS. Pioneering the ‘nonprofit biotech’ model, we have placed the person with ALS at the center of every decision made in our labs. Our interdisciplinary, industry-trained team of scientists collaborate daily in our labs and through academic and pharmaceutical company partnerships across the globe to discover cures for ALS.
Basic and Clinical Research
The mission of the ALS Research Forum is to help accelerate development of new therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), by providing a trustworthy, open-access forum for research news and analysis, dedicated coverage of the latest industry news, and research tools and resources for the ALS research community.
The ALS Research Forum consists of ALS-related content developed through our partnership with the Alzforum, as well as independent news coverage, and a dynamic listing of current drug development efforts relevant to ALS. Additional resources include databases, such as ALSGene, listings of funding opportunities and scientific meetings, and research resources such as links to repositories and clinical trial registries.
We aim for this portal to benefit both veteran ALS researchers and those new to the ALS field, and to provide relevant information for researchers in both academia and industry. We welcome your feedback and input as we work together to make this site a powerful tool to encourage more people to research ALS.
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.