MDA Research Administration

Posted on Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 14:56, By: Miriam Davidson
The MDA ALS Clinical Research Network, a nationwide consortium of MDA/ALS centers, is up and running, helping streamline the search for treatments for ALS.

Drug development, new partnerships, new Web features and more were covered in ALS TDI's first research update of the year

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 14:11, By: ALSN Staff
In January 2007, MDA and the nonprofit biotech ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) of Cambridge, Mass., launched a three-year, $36 million drug discovery partnership. In January 2010, MDA extended that partnership with a $2.5 million grant.

New MDA grants recently were approved for several forms of muscular dystrophy, ALS, Friedreich’s ataxia, myasthenia gravis and other diseases in MDA's program.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 11:34, By: Margaret Wahl
In December 2009, MDA awarded $21 million in new research grants for neuromuscular disease research. MDA's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) meet each fall and spring to review applications for research grants. Applications are scored on the basis of the...

Ten leaders in the field of ALS research put their heads together on Oct. 24, 2009

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 13:35, By: ALSN Staff
An all-day "think tank" to consider priorities for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research based on the latest information was conducted with ten of the leading scientists and clinicians in the field and senior MDA staff in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Each specialist...
Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:34, By:
Nancy O’Dell, host of the entertainment-news show “Access Hollywood” and MDA’s National ALS Ambassador, has teamed with MDA to launch Betty’s Battle in honor of her mother, Betty Humphries, who died last year of ALS.
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 16:01, By: ALSN Staff
It’s a dance, it’s a dip, it’s an … ALS research network? SALSA, MDA’s Southeast ALS Alliance, brought together a piquant blend of nearly 30 professionals from 11 hospitals in the Southeastern United States this May to share information and discuss topics such as ALS clinic management and practices...
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 14:36, By: ALSN Staff
This Independence Day, on the 70th anniversary of Gehrig’s farewell speech, Major League Baseball will conduct activities throughout the country to honor Gehrig’s memory and raise funds to support ALS research.