The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases - research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - in providing help and hope to those facing the disease. The mission of The ALS Association (ALSA) is to find a cure for and improve living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Columbia Award Recipients
Paul Gordon, MD
Enrollment Begins in The ALS Associationís TREAT ALS Combination Trial Roberta Friedman, Ph.D., ALSA Research Department Information Coordinator
Twenty centers are participating in this Phase II trial which seeks which combination might be effective in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrigís disease).
Steven Stellman, PhD
ALS and Herbicide Exposure in Vietnam Veterans Veterans have unexplained increased risk of ALS. Stellman will compare the exposure to herbicides of 74 Vietnam veterans with ALS, to unaffected veterans as controls.
Andreas Kottman, PhD
Does Wolframin Possess A Motor Neuron Stabilizing Function? This investigator has discovered that a mutation responsible for a disease called the Wolfram Syndrome (WS) is at work in motor neurons and in a select subset of neurons in temporal-frontal brain areas.
Brian McCabe, PhD
Genetic Interactions Between Motor Neuron Trophic Factors, Alsin And SOD1 The investigator has found a mutant fly with a defect in its alsin gene. Tests will assess how the mutant alsin affects the fly neuromuscular junction, the microscopic region where the nerves innervate the muscle. This fly mutant will also serve as a foundation to discover genes interacting with alsin.