Boston Globe: After Ice Bucket campaign, researchers have optimism about insights into ALS puzzle

The Boston Globe’s Felice J. Freyer reports on the development of more than a dozen potential treatments:

Five years after Pete Frates helped launch the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for ALS research, a surprising adjective describes the feelings of researchers studying the fatal disease, which relentlessly destroys the ability to move.

That word? Optimistic.

Dr. Merit Cudkowicz of Massachusetts General Hospital put it this way: “I really think we’re going to have new treatments in 2020.”

Said Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr. of the University of Massachusetts Medical School: “It’s a phenomenally exciting time.”

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