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  • What can funding for ALS research do? A recent study reports a new therapeutic target "Doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (14927191426)" by slgckgc - Doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0Who would have guessed that pouring ice water on one’s head would lead to $94.3 million in donations (and counting) to fund Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research? Well it did. And it’s a great thing – ALS is a devastating neurodegenerative disease in which progressive death of motor neurons causes debilitating and eventually fatal paralysis.…

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  • Small Brains, Big Ideas: The value of model organisms to science smallbrains-imagePresented by Yuly Fuentes-Medel Model organism systems amenable to genetic manipulation have made seminal contributions to many aspects of modern science. These organisms with small brains have inspired the discoveries of big ideas in such complex problems as cell death, ion channel function, and pattern formation during development. In this lecture you will learn what…