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Ice Bucket Challenge to fight ALS comes to MIT.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting motor function.

The Desimone Lab participated in an Institute-wide Ice Bucket Challenge today, issued by MIT President L. Rafael Reif. In turn, the McGovern Institute has challenged the Picower, Broad, and Whitehead Institutes, and the MIT Media Lab to research, understand, and combat ALS, as well as to bucket up. Try to find your favorite Desimone Lab researchers in the video below.

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