The Ice Bucket Challenge Funded A Major ALS Gene Breakthrough
Researchers say they found the gene NEK1 and that its mutations are linked to Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.By Matt Moreno | July 27, 2016
"I nominate LeBron Jr., Bryce Maximus and President Obama [for the] ALS challenge," NBA star LeBron James said just before he was doused with ice-cold water.
Remember just a few years ago when everyone was doing the ice bucket challenge?
Well, those viral videos have supposedly helped fuel a scientific breakthrough in ALS research.