‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ leads to ALS breakthrough

Published: August 4th, 2016

Category: MBI Events, MBI Research News

In an interview with TV-20 News in Gainesville, James Wymer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at UF Health, discusses a breakthrough in ALS research linked to money raised through the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

The challenge became a viral sensation in 2014 and raised $115 million for the ALS Association. Those who accepted the challenge allowed buckets of ice water to be dumped on their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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