Ice Bucket Challenge ALS Research

The ice bucket challenge stunt actually led to major ALS research discovery

By on July 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM.

The ice bucket challenge stunt actually led to major ALS research discovery

Remember the ice bucket challenge stunt that went viral almost two years ago? It turns out it was more than a gimmick, as it helped not only spread out awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), but also provide key funding that allowed researchers to discover one of the genes involved in the disease.

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Best Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

Man dumps liquid nitrogen on his head in most dangerous Ice Bucket Challenge video yet

By on September 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Man dumps liquid nitrogen on his head in most dangerous Ice Bucket Challenge video yet

The band members of Spinal Tap always talked about “the fine line between stupid and clever,” and that’s about all we can think of while watching this latest Ice Bucket Challenge video produced by chemist Muhammad Qureshi, who decided to one-up everyone else who has taken the challenge so far by pouring liquid nitrogen all over his head. More →

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Stephen Hawking Ice Bucket Challenge

Stephen Hawking delivers the most heartwarming ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video yet

By on August 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Stephen Hawking delivers the most heartwarming ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video yet

No one is more aware of how hard it is to live with ALS than Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous physicist who has been suffering from an ALS-related condition for decades now. Because of this, we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw Hawking pop up in an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video of his own to help raise funds for finding a cure for ALS. More →

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