MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 17, No. 2

April-June 2012

Cover Story

MDA Art Collection celebrates 20th year
Commemorating its 20th year of exhibiting the works of artists with neuromuscular disease, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection continues to demonstrate that physical disability is no barrier to creativity. Prominent among the more than 385 original works of art in the Collection are...

Features

Preventing, halting or reversing motor neuron damage is a primary goal of ALS research. But new ways of thinking about the disease are guiding scientists down different roads to that destination. MDA has awarded six new grants totaling $2 million to ALS researchers investigating some of these new pa...
ALS doesn’t just affect the person with the disease — it has a profound impact on those who care about that person, too. On MDA’s website during May, an interactive feature, "ALS: It's My Story, Too," provides an outlet for spouses and partners, children, friends, relatives and co-workers to describ...
National ALS Awareness Month in May is a time when MDA seeks to increase the American public's knowledge about ALS and heighten awareness of the urgent need for treatments. This is accomplished through a mix of local and national efforts designed to educate and "put a face" on ALS. Local events Loca...

Research Roundup

Note: The research news featured in Research Roundup is a compilation of MDA ALS News Online articles posted between issues of the print magazine.  The following online articles were included in this issue of the ALS Newsmagazine: MDA and ALS TDI Extend Partnership Through 2012, March 5...

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