September 23, 2017
Health Latest News | Poll Questions | Hurricane Maria | Orion Krause | Obamacare

Maine’s Jackson Lab to assist in ALS research


Updated:
Missing Credit
Missing Credit

BAR HARBOR — The Jackson Laboratory will spend $700,000 to create a repository for specialized mice used in research into Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Tow Foundation is providing a $350,000 challenge grant that will provide half the funding for a repository for mice to be utilized by scientists researching the fatal neurological disorder. The balance of funding will come from the ALS Association and the ALS Therapy Alliance.

ALS afflicts 30,000 Americans, with 15 new cases diagnosed each day.

Creation and rapid distribution of mouse models of ALS is crucial to finding treatments. The Jackson Lab’s ALS repository will reduce the logistical barriers to scientists’ donating valuable new models, as well as assure quality control and make them available to the scientific community.


Did we get something wrong? Please, Let us know, submit a correction.

You may also like