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Legendary Bitcoin pioneer and activist inspires runners around the world to defeat ALS in second annual Running Bitcoin Challenge

January 20, 2023

For the second year in a row, Bitcoin enthusiasts, athletes of all abilities, and supporters of the ALS/MND community around the world joined forces with the Golden West Chapter of…

Early Career ALS Researchers Receive Vital Support through The ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship

January 17, 2023

The ALS Association has awarded more than $700,000 to support five promising early career scientists through its Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program encourages a pipeline of ALS researchers…

2023 MLK Day of Service

January 11, 2023

Monday, January 16 is the 28th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. On this day, we celebrate the legacy of the Nobel prize-winning civil rights leader,…

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Partners to Provide Public Access to Biospecimens from NurOwn’s Phase 3 ALS Study

January 10, 2023

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that BCLI will donate biospecimens from…

Honoring the Legacy of Stephen Hawking: Reading for the Stars to Help Fight ALS

January 7, 2023

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned British scientist, professor, and author, is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. From the Big Bang to black holes, his work on…

Roberta Flack reveals ALS diagnosis, making it “impossible to sing”

December 30, 2022

Wife of Hal Finney Announces Bitcoin Charity Event

December 30, 2022

The ‘Running Bitcoin Challenge’ in Hal Finney’s memory is on again

December 30, 2022

“Not Going Quietly” with Ady Barkan and Nick Bruckman

December 21, 2022

In December 2022, Judy Heumann interviewed activist and person living with ALS, Ady Barkan, about his documentary, Not Going Quietly, which follows his journey into progressive politics after being diagnosed…