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  • Groundbreaking Trial: Answer ALS Begins Enrolling Patients
    To date, 108 patients have been enrolled at five collection sites. One ALS patient, Peter Lubin, shares his decision to get involved in the trial.
  • Annual Research Symposium Brings Best in ALS Research to Baltimore
    The Packard Center's 2016 Annual Research Symposium brought together 180 scientists from more than 55 institutions for three days of sharing and collaboration.
  • Packard Center Recognizes Key Leaders with Partners in Collaboration Awards
    Center's annual awards ceremony honors four groups for their commitment to raising funds to support the work of the Packard Center.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as called Lou Gehrig's, disease is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.  The average life span from diagnosis is two to five years.  There is no cure.

Understanding ALS

Our mission is to fund and support ALS research around the world
Our goal is to find a cure

Meet the Packard Center Team

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150 Scientists
27 Projects
18 Institutions
5 Countries
Working together to find a cure.
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