Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough - Diverse Health

Higher Education News and Jobs

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

Email
   
        


(Reuters) – The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.

The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video on social media, and donating funds for research on the condition, whose sufferers include British physicist Stephen Hawking.

Read More

Comments

Print Friendly