Paralyzed patients can control computers just by moving their eyes, thanks to this free software

  As seen on Business Insider By Dan Turkel Julius Sweetland wasn't happy with the software options available to people with severe physical and speech impairments, so he spent the past three and a half years building his own eye-controlled interface as a cheap alternative to the competition. With a $100 eye-tracker and his free [...]

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Intel releases Stephen Hawking’s speech software online for free for ALS Patients

As seen on FirstPost London: A software by Intel that lets physicist Stephen Hawking communicate via a computer has been published online by the company in the hopes that it will be used by researchers developing new interfaces for sufferers of diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The programme interprets visual signals and translates them [...]

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What the Gleason Act Could Mean for ALS Patients

As seen on PR Newswire July 27, 2015 Stuart Millheiser, founder of the non-profit ALS Guardian Angels, is a recognized voice for ALS awareness and research. His charity offers funding and a strong network of support to victims of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their loved ones. According to Stu Millheiser, the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

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What May Slow ALS Degeneration?

In a recent article in ALS News Today, researchers at Penn Medicine found that hypermethylation can slow the development of ALS. The normal methylation process impacts genes that affect DNA structures. A research team at Penn Medicine recently found that hypermethylation is able to inhibit the development of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) in a [...]

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Man Who Invented Ice Bucket Challenge Honored

Social media sites were exploding this last summer with the latest trends, but one trend took the prize for the most popular. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. According to Forbes, the Ice Bucket challenge has raised over $100 million. That outstanding amount of money was all masterminded by one man. Pete Frates was a Division [...]

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Researchers Find a New Gene Linked to Sporadic ALS

Researchers have found a new gene that is linked to sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Richard Bedlack said, "We're certainly one step closer to understanding this disease. It's been very difficult to understand." This new gene is called TBK-1. According to Bedlack, everyone has the TBK gene, but those with ALS have a mutated form [...]

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Where are We Six Months after the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Where are we six months after the Ice Bucket Challenge? In a recent article by CNBC, it noted the researchers and patient services were able to benefit from the over $115 million raised by the biggest idea in charitable giving in the history of ALS. As an example, a previously rejected grant proposal by John [...]

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