Using electrodes and computer algorithms, researchers have generated intelligible sentences from the thoughts of people without speech difficulties, sparking hope that similar technology could eventually provide a voice to people who can't speak.
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American
Hillenburg conceived, wrote, produced and directed the animated series Spongebob SquarePants that began in 1999 and bloomed into hundreds of episodes, movies and a Broadway show.
By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
Steve Saling helped design features of the Leonard Florence Center's Dapper McDonald ALS Residence, intended to preserve the independence of those with ALS, where he is a resident.
By Leah Samuel, STAT
Lou began experiencing his first neurological symptoms in 1938, right around the time of his 35th birthday. But was ALS the cause of Lou Gehrig’s death? Maybe not, say a group of neurologists, physicians and pathologists.
By Dr. Howard Markel
In early 2014, Medicare changed some of its rules and effectively took away the ability of many people with ALS to communicate. Despite upcoming changes, the current limitations are still being felt by patients and their families.
Those who partake in the challenge or donate benefit New York Collaborates for Autism, which funds and creates schools, programs and services for people with autism nationwide.
By PBS NewsHour
From George W. Bush to Kermit the Frog, scores of celebrities and thousands of others have posted videos of ice water being dumped over their heads. It’s all to raise money to battle ALS, a disease that destroys nerve cells…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.
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