The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Helped After All

July 29, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

It seems like it was just yesterday, but it’s been a full two years since ALS Ice Bucket Challenge mania swept the world. And we’re finally beginning to see some useful ALS research come out of it, writes Joseph Lovinger:

  • Researchers found a gene that seems to have a role in causing ALS.
  • Those responsible for the study were given about 1% of the $115 million that was directly raised as a result of the challenge.
  • This is, of course, an election year, and Donald Trump took the ice bucket challenge while neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama did. Given how the election season has gone so far, don’t be surprised if this somehow turns into a talking point.

Read more about the actual study and what it found here.

Source: The Verge