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Hawking's Productivity included Leisure

In the 80s, a forty-year-old Stephen Hawking reached what was known as the height of his intellectual potency but never worked later than five or six in the evening. 855 more words


The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Elizabeth J. Carroll


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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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In 2014, social media sites filled up for eight weeks with posts in support of the ALS Association. 846 more words

Man who helped inspire Ice Bucket Challenge dies from ALS at age 46

Anthony Senerchia Jr., the man who helped inspire the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis… 237 more words


Does marriage improve survival in people with MND?

Marital status is a prognostic factor in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Spataro R, Volanti P, Lo Coco D, La Bella V.

Acta Neurol Scand 2017; doi: 10.1111/ane.12771 (Epub ahead of print). 249 more words


We don't understand amyloid very well

I must admit I was feeling pretty snarky about our understanding of amyloid and Alzheimer’s after the structure of Abeta42 was published.  In particular the structure explained why the alanine 42–> threonine 42 mutation was protective against Alzheimer’s disease while the alanine 42 –> valine 42 mutation increases the risk.   893 more words

Chemistry (relatively Pure)

Chapter 1 - The Diagnosis is ALS

Every day, we scroll through posts on social media. We see our social “friends” posting about politics, music, movies, their lives. You name the scenario, and it’s probably been posted. 1,822 more words

Zero to My Own Hero – The Evolution of Me

A friend once said to me that she remembered that I “wasn’t good at anything” when we were kids. This week I talk about what’s changed over the years. 11 more words