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Last year, major scientific advances in Canada and internationally led to significant and exciting progress in ALS research. Discoveries that increase our understanding of ALS are happening far more often than ever before, and as a result many new experimental treatments are set to begin human clinical trials in the next few years. Read about the top 10 research stories of 2018.
New Walk Locations for 2019! We are expanding our Manitoba Walk for ALS locations in 2019. We are looking for volunteers who are energized and can help as Walk Coordinators for Brandon and Dauphin. If you are interested or need more information, call (204) 831-1510 or email HOPE@alsmb.ca. Together we can Walk to End ALS!
Thanks to donor generosity ALS Canada invests $1 million in innovative Canadian ALS research to provide a greater understanding of ALS. November 15, 2018. The ALS Canada Research Program awards eight new project grants in the pursuit of new therapy targets. Read more.
Grant to Fund Research Into New ALS Treatment. October 22, 2018. Dr. Renée Douville, Associate Professor, The University of Winnipeg, has been awarded a three-year, US$300,000 grant from The ALS Association (U.S.) to study the role that viruses in the human genome play in ALS and examine the use of market-available medication in treating symptoms of the disease. Read more.
ALS Research Update (ALS Canada). October, 2018. Learn about the most recent research discoveries on ALS/MND.
More RECENT NEWS
2018 Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Day
April 3, 2018. On the first Tuesday of April, Manitobans come together to recognize family members, friends, neighbours, and other significant people who take on a caring role to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness. Known as Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Day, this special day encourages to pay tribute and recognize the valuable contribution of family caregivers to our lives and our community as a whole. Click here to read more.