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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 internet's Ice Bucket Challenge funded a medical discovery - Engadget

Internet sensations can do more than just trigger fond memories or confusion... sometimes, they might just lead to a vital cure. Some of the $100 million-plus in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge (the viral video-fueled awareness campaign for ALS ...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 »

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 »

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

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 »

The Ice Bucket Challenges that may have changed the medical world - BBC News

In 2014, thousands of people, including lots of celebrities, were soaking themselves as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Money raised from the online craze has now resulted in a breakthrough in Motor Neurone Disease (MND or ALS) research.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 »

The Ice Bucket Challenge just funded an ALS breakthrough - Wired.co.uk

A breakthrough in ALS research has been made thanks to funding from the Ice Bucket Challenge social media campaign. A newly identified gene, NEK1, now ranks among the most common genes that contributes to the disease, presenting scientists with ...and more »

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fuels novel gene discovery - Medical News Today

In the summer of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm; social media was teeming with videos of celebrities and members of the general public tipping buckets of ice water over their heads, in order to raise money for research into ...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 »