Science

Dedicated to finding a cure for ALS.

All of the funds raised by Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS are dedicated to fast-tracking the science happening at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). While we are laser focused on curing ALS, we hope that our research leads to medical advancements for all neurodegenerative diseases.

What is ALS?

Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.

Diagnosis

There is no single diagnostic test for ALS. However, experts in the disease, usually neurologists specializing in neuromuscular diseases, are very capable of diagnosing it. There are, on average, 15 people diagnosed with ALS every day, and roughly 30,000 people in America have this condition.

Prognosis

Most people with ALS live 2-5 years after their first signs of disease. About 10% of people with ALS survive at least 10 years. This variable rate of disease progression makes prognosis difficult to predict and therapies challenging to develop.

ABOUT ALS TDI

The ALS Therapy Development Institute is dedicated to finding a cure for ALS.  Our innovative science and cutting edge approach have resulted in a promising treatment for ALS.  We also pioneered the ALS Precision Medicine Program, the world’s premier program and partnership with ALS patients to discover additional potential treatments.

MISSION

The ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS.  We are the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research.  Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, we understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease.

Results

As the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS, ALS TDI’s innovative science and cutting edge approach have resulted in:

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RESEARCH

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Finding a Cure

Finding a Cure

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