Welcome on the website of the European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS)

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is the most common motor neuron disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a devastating condition associated with degeneration of upper and lower motorneurons resulting in a fatal outcome within 1-5 years, with no significantly effective treatment available to date. ALS Centres in Europe have established ENCALS as a network to collaborate in their research for a cure of ALS.

ENCALS satellite meeting Orlando

The ENCALS satellite meeting 2015 will be held at December 10th, prior to the 25th MND conference in Orlando, USA. The meeting will be from 13.30 to 17.00. The focus of the meeting will be on multicentre collaborative research projects (biomarkers, harmonization of procedures, validation of outcome measures, study results etc.) Please send your abstract to encals@umcutrecht.nl before November 10th. Please find more information on the meeting page.

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Unravelling the C9orf72 gene

Researchers at SITraN, the University of Sheffield’s motor neuron disease research centre, have shed light on how mutations in the high-risk C9ORF72 gene specifically affect motor neurons.  

Euro-MOTOR and JPND consorti...

A joint Euro-MOTOR and JPND consortia meeting was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands from 2-5 September. The meeting was attended by many ENCALS members who participate in one or more of these international research projects.