Former Barcelona assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue has announced that he is suffering from a rare neurological disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is a type of motor neurone disease.
What is excitotoxicity, and what does it have to do with Huntington's disease? One of the most important things the human brain does is to tell the body what to do and how to feel. An essential amino acid - glutamate - helps the brain perform this vital role, by “exciting” the neurons or brain cells, which then transmit messages between the brain and the body.
Hawking once threw a party time-travellers from the future, disappointed that no one showed.
Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday.
The researchers performed studies in the fruit fly (Drosophila) which has a single copy of the Ataxin-2 gene, in contrast to mammals, which have multiple copies
Stephen Hawking passes away at 76; physicist was one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralysed by disease, died early Wednesday.
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passes away at the age of 76: Here is a brief history of his life
Stephen Hawking's genius brought him global fame and he become known as a witty communicator dedicated to bringing science to a wider audience.
Artificial intelligence robots are turbo-charging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone disease.
Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface that reads the brain's blood oxygen levels and enables communication by deciphering the thoughts of patients who are totally paralysed and unable to talk.
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).
Most conversations around the Ice Bucket Challenge swing from "it is just another stupid fad" to "but hey, I am doing my bit to make the world a better place." Either people love it or hate it.
Four US firefighters were injured, two seriously, as they were helping run a so-called Ice Bucket Challenge at a Kentucky university.
The ALS challenge, where we have seen a host of celebrities dump buckets of ice water on their heads, may have ratcheted up the YouTube hits, but have they really done much for the disease?
President Barack Obama won't be taking part in the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping America to raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
Unlike past celebrity-fueled hashtag activism movements, the current social media phenomenon benefiting ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's Disease, has attracted a noticeably high number of CEOs. Here's a look at the global CEOs who took up the challenge.
Akshay Kumar undertook the ALS ice bucket challenge in the chilly Cape Town where he's shooting for TV show Dare 2 Dance.
Griffin dove into the water off a wharf building in Nantucket, Massachusetts, just hours after reportedly helping raise $100,000 for Lou Gehrig’s disease charity ALS research.
The internet has gone crazy with videos of the ice bucket challenge. Will the Indian businessmen take it up too?
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have both undertaken the ALS ice bucket challenge, which is to spread raise awareness about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).