RESEARCH & TRIALS
While each day brings us a step closer to unlocking the cause and cure for ALS, there’s still a tremendous amount of research needed. And while the majority of our research fundraising dollars are directed toward Wisconsin scientists, doctors and facilities, we also support research partners around the world. Because the fact is, the very best research benefits all ALS patients, regardless of where it’s conducted.
In March 2018, research efforts funded by the Ice Bucket Challenge led to the discovery of ALS gene KIF5A. This discovery will help researchers better understand ALS disease pathways and represents a potential new therapeutic target. Read more about this research update here.
The ALS Association National Office website provides a complete updated listing of current ALS Research and Clinical Trials throughout the United States. For daily updates on research and trials, click here.