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$25 Million in New NIH Funding to Fight ALS Announced Today

June 17, 2020  -  Danielle Carnival

Today NIH announced they will invest $25 million over the next five years to spur innovative research on ALS and examine the links between ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders so we can tackle the neuro frontier once and for all. To put this in perspective, this is the kind of bold investment and commitment that NIH has made in the fight against HIV and cancer that led to critical breakthroughs.

We are grateful to NIH leadership for the commitment this represents to ending ALS and to Senator Durbin for his incredible advocacy including his push to work with NIH to drive breakthroughs in ALS starting with the NIH roundtable in June of 2019 that he convened with Senator Murkowski. This is why leadership matters.

There has never been a government investment like this in the ALS sector and we are grateful for the commitment from Senators Durbin, Murkowski, Braun, Coons, and Representatives Quigley, Fortenberry and the House and Senate ALS caucuses to fundamentally remake this fight. The door has been opened and the light of change is streaming in.

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