On the ninth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Nine Ice Bucket Challenge Researchers

“On the ninth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… NINE MND researchers doing the ice bucket challenge!”

Looking back on 2014, what were your highlights? Well, during the International Symposium on ALS/MND it’s a bit of a tradition to recap on the biomedical and clinical highlights of the event.

Prof Ludo Van Den Bosch provided the biomedical highlights during the 25th International symposium last month, and when asked what he’d remember from 2014 he said: “The Ice bucket Challenge of course!”

So, we present to you our top nine MND researcher ice bucket challenge videos!

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Very ‘ice’ research

The ALS #icebucketchallenge, which started in America, has now well and truly hit the UK! The social media craze has seen thousands of people getting involved in raising awareness of ‘ALS’( the most common form of MND), and funds for the Association, by placing a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads. But what happens to the donations?

The #icebucketchallenge has raised awareness of MND and has got people asking ‘what is ALS/MND?’ The donations raised will enable us to support people with MND and fund vital research. We thought we would share with you some of our ‘coolest’ research this bank holiday weekend, which the #icebucketchallenge is helping to fund:

The UK MND DNA bank (link to previous blog) freezers store DNA at a rather chilly -80°C! Now, that’s a lot colder than any #icebucketchallenge (image courtesy of CIGMR Biobank)
The UK MND DNA bank freezers store DNA at a rather chilly -80°C! Now, that’s a lot colder than any #icebucketchallenge (image courtesy of CIGMR Biobank)

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