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July 28, 2016 2:13 AM Ice Bucket Challenge Hasn’t Beaten ALS Yet — But Research Breakthroughs Tame Critics of ‘Slacktivism’

Two summers ago, thousands of people were pouring buckets of icy water on themselves and posting it on social media in the name of a disease most had barely heard of — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS for short, somewhat better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. While ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to permanent paralysis of movement and speech 33

July 27, 2016 10:30 PM Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'

An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest. The analysis of data from more than a million people is part of a study of physical activity published in the Lancet to coincide with the Olympics. Watching TV was found to be worse than sitting at a desk, probably because of associated 22

July 27, 2016 9:51 PM Ice Bucket Challenge Cash Helped Pay for ALS Gene Discoveries

New clues about the genetics involved in Lou Gehrig's disease are revealed today in two new studies, thanks in large part to donations from the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014. The findings could one day lead to gene therapy treatments, in which researchers would replace faulty genes in people with the disease, or add new ones to fight the condition 34

July 27, 2016 6:48 PM Nasal Bacteria Pump Out a Potential New Antibiotic that Kills MRSA

The discovery suggests that the human microbiome may be a rich source for future drugs Humans, and the microbes that live inside us, could be the source of the next generation of antibiotics. German researchers just discovered an antibiotic produced by bacteria that inhabit our noses. This new antibiotic can kill MRSA, the poster child for drug resistance 18

July 27, 2016 6:27 PM Did the Ice Bucket Challenge just spark a new fundraising trend?

Money from the Ice Bucket Challenge sponsored a key discovery in the fight against ALS. When Pete Frates challenged his friends to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads in a video, he hoped to turn a Facebook trend into a fundraiser for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Two years, 17 million empty buckets, and $115 million later, researchers have identified 32

July 27, 2016 6:27 PM Ice Bucket Challenge funding leads to ALS gene discovery

No matter how you felt about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” when it took over the internet in 2014, the meme is actually getting results, according to the main charity that benefited from the campaign. With the millions raised for amyo­trophic lateral sclerosis research from the viral stunt, the ALS Association said it was able to fund research that identified 27

July 27, 2016 6:02 PM Scientists find potent antibiotic in – of all places – the human nose

The scientists say the substance has antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as MRSA. Scientists have discovered a bacteria living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens, which causes serious, even deadly skin and wound 31 1

July 27, 2016 5:34 PM Scientists find microbiotic treasure hidden in the nose

Your mother told you early and often not to stick your finger up there. But scientists say they have reached into the human nose and picked out something really special — a potential new medicine to combat the dreaded MRSA bacteria. If the authors of a new report have their way, teams of researchers will soon be hunting for new medicines in all kinds 16

July 27, 2016 4:09 PM Ice bucket challenge credited for ALS gene breakthrough

Money raised funds breakthrough in identifying a key gene linked to motor neurone disease Remember the ice bucket challenge that went viral in 2014? The viral charity campaign has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, also known as motor neuron disease. The ice bucket challenge was a phenomenon 22

July 27, 2016 3:44 PM Dreaded Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 paid for ALS research breakthrough

Millions raised for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research from viral stunt funded research that identified a gene, NEK1, that contributes to disease. Maybe you did it, pouring a bucket of ice water on your head in order to raise money for charity. Maybe you hated the viral phenomenon with a burning passion. But no matter how you felt about the “Ice Bucket 45