Augie's Quest

As progress continues in drug discovery and development at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, MDA's Augie's Quest provides $2 million more in support

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012 - 06:00, By: Amy Madsen
MDA has extended its strategic research partnership with the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) through 2012 and awarded a $2 million grant to support the nonprofit biotech's continued efforts to develop treatments for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease).

The MDA-supported ALS Therapy Development Institute will collaborate with Biogen Idec and UCB to test CDP7657, a compound that modulates the immune system

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 17:04, By: Margaret Wahl
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), an MDA-supported, nonprofit biotechnology organization dedicated to developing effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), will collaborate with two major biotechnology companies to investigate a potential treatment that modulates...

Through MDA's Augie's Quest program, the ALS Therapy Development Institute has been awarded an additional $2 million for drug development research

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 14:13, By: Amy Madsen
MDA has awarded $2 million to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in Cambridge, Mass., to help scientists complete the preclinical testing of four promising new compounds in ALS TDI's drug development pipeline.  The grant, made through MDA's Augie's Quest ALS fundraising initiative...

Part support group, part fundraising effort, this group seeks to fuel ALS research while offering comfort to those who are coping with the disease

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 14:18, By: Bill Norman
When you’re hoping to earn $14, but wind up making $20 instead, that’s good reason to be happy. Marlene Zaleski and four of her friends found themselves in just such a situation, except the $14 was $14,000, and the final tally from their ALS fundraising run/walk in Cookeville, Tenn., on April 24...

Nearly 300 Bally clubs are teaming up for a two-month-long fundraiser for MDA’s Augie’s Quest research initiative

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 11:47, By: Bill Norman
For the third year in a row, Bally Total Fitness is pulling out all the stops to raise funds for MDA’s Augie’s Quest ALS research initiative.  
Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 13:51, By: ALSN Staff
Augie Nieto, co-chair with his wife Lynne of MDA’s ALS Division and head of MDA’s ALS research initiative Augie’s Quest, has written his latest book using a toe-operated trackball.

Co-Chair of MDA’s ALS Division writes Reciprocity with toe-operated trackball

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:37, By: Miriam Davidson
When MDA ALS Division Co-Chair Augie Nieto was a young businessman just starting out, he had an idea that laid the groundwork for his later, multimillion-dollar success in the fitness industry. Instead of selling his unwanted exercise bikes at a loss, he sent 50 of them as gifts to health club...