Doctors in Germany have developed a method for patients who have locked-in syndrome to communicate with basic “yes” or “no” answers. While it’s all too common these days to observe that a story is “straight out of Black Mirror,” this one comes with a twist that even the show’s creator had to acknowledge would be a…
Researchers in the Netherlands have successfully tested a brain implant that allows a patient with late-stage Lou Gehrig’s disease to spell messages at the rate of two letters per minute.
Last year’s hugely popular “ice bucket challenge” saw celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads to help fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Skeptics dismissed it as mere “slacktivism,” but researchers told us that the money led directly to a scientific breakthrough. Can slacktivism actually work?
Check out famous race and aerobatic pilot Bruce Bohannon taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge inside his plane. He placed the ice water in a little bucket between his seat harness and his shirt, took off, and then did a loop. The only thing cooler than this would be if an astronaut did it in the ISS.* [Updated]
The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS. And just as like all things popular, the haters are coming out of the woodwork. But here's why the Ice Bucket Challenge matters.
Last May, 39-year-old Ted Harada was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It's one of the worst diagnoses anyone could get.