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With ‘Bucket’ Donations Pouring In, Maine Lab Expects More ALS Work

Portland Press Herald – Researches in northern New England will benefit from more than $100 million in donations raised by The ALS Bucket Challenge for the ALS foundation. The article quotes Elijah Stommel, professor of neurology at Geisel, and discusses his research on the connection between ALS and algae blooms. “The more money is poured into this,” Stommel said, “the more chances we have for improvements in therapies.”

Ebola Unlikely in U.S., but Preparations Underway

VPR – Associate Professor of Medicine Tim Lahey is interviewed discussing the recent Ebola virus outbreak. “There’s almost no chance that even nurses and doctors in the United States could get this. And the reason for that is that among the roughly 2,000 people that have Ebola virus disease, very, very few of them can get on a plane and come to one of the developing world countries,” he says.