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Remember the ice bucket challenge? It just funded an ALS breakthrough - The Guardian

The ALS Association says money raised by viral charity challenge, dismissed as 'slacktivism' by many, has helped identify a new gene associated with the disease. Nicky Woolf in San Francisco. @nickywoolf. Tue 26 Jul 2016 21.39 EDT Last modified on Wed ...and more »

The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Helped Scientists Discover a New Gene Tied to ALS - New York Times

It turns out those much-mocked Ice Bucket Challenge videos helped do a lot of good. Two summers ago, the challenge, designed to raise money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, took the internet by storm.and more »

How the ice bucket challenge led to an ALS research breakthrough - The Guardian

Not only has research funded by the stunt uncovered a gene variant associated with ALS, it has also demonstrated the huge value of scientific collaboration. Ian Sample and Nicky Woolf. Wed 27 Jul 2016 14.27 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 16.35 ...and more »

Ice bucket challenge unlocks vital clues in mystery of motor neurone disease - ABC Online

International scientists are thanking the 'ice bucket challenge' for helping them achieve a medical breakthrough by raising millions of dollars for research into motor neurone disease. Key points: Ice bucket challenge helped to raise more than $3 ...and more »

Ice Bucket Challenge funds major breakthrough in ALS research - The Independent

Cynics may have dismissed the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign as a stunt, but it helped fund research that has led to an important breakthrough. A study given $1m (£760,000) raised by the ALS Association's campaign has led to the discovery of a gene that ...and more »

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research - BBC News

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says. Scientists have identified a new gene contributing to the disease, NEK1. The ...and more »

UMMS-led discovery of ALS gene funded by Ice Bucket Challenge; nets global attention - News from the University of Massachusetts

By Sandra Gray and Bryan Goodchild. UMass Medical School Communications. July 27, 2016. New ALS gene discovered thanks to Ice Bucket donations. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. More videos.and more »

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? It Helped Fund the Discovery of a New ALS Gene - TIME

The viral Ice Bucket Challenge, which swept the internet two years ago while raising money and awareness for the ALS Assocation, has helped fund what the association is calling a “significant gene discovery.” The “challenge,” in which people dumped ...and more »

The ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' actually worked - MarketWatch

All those buckets of ice dumped on everyone — from celebrities to your mom — in 2014's viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” craze were actually worth something. The $115 million donated in the eight-week period of the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 led to a ...and more »

Ice Bucket Challenge Outcomes: Incremental Discoveries Flow from Sudden Funding - The Nonprofit Quarterly (blog)

When the ALS ice bucket challenge was introduced in 2014, no one thought it would eventually bring in $100 million over 30 days from many people with only the vaguest idea about what the disease was. It was a cultural phenomenon. Time sounded ...and more »