In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Science. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.
ALS Assistive Technology Blog
Alisa Brownlee, ATP, CAPS’ blog offers recent articles and web information on ALS, assistive technology, augmentative alternative communication (AAC), computer access, and other electronic devices that can impact and improve the quality of life for people with ALS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any views or opinions presented on this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The ALS Association.
Project MinE researchers plan to map the full DNA profiles of at least 15,000 people with ALS and 7,500 control subjects, and to perform comparative analyses on the resulting data.
National ALS Registry (USA)
The National ALS Registry – run by the Center for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – is a new program to collect, manage and analyze data about people with ALS in the United States. The goal is to gather information to better understand the disease and improve care for people with ALS.
The MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA)
The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) is the research arm of MND Australia.
The MNDRIA was established in 1984 as a national organisation promoting medical and scientific research into MND. The organisation has been driven forward by the vision to understand the causes, find effective treatments and discover cures for MND.