ALS

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch This 102-Year-Old Woman Become the Oldest Person to Go Skydiving

"It was very clear up there and the weather was good, but it was very cold up there."
River Donaghey
12.11.18
brain

This Futuristic Cap Lets People With Paralysis Communicate

By measuring blood oxygen levels in the brain, researchers have discovered a way to let paralyzed patients ‘speak’ again.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.31.17
Football

"OK, God, What's Next?": A High School Football Coach Faces ALS

High-school football coach Jeremy Williams was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. It wasn’t the first time that his family’s resiliency had been tested, and it wouldn’t be the last.
Devon Heinen
12.28.16
hot dogs

Connecticut’s Interstates Are Roadside Hot Dog Heaven

Connecticut's often stereotyped as a suburban wasteland full of malls, sprawl, and bratty white teenagers driving luxury cars—but it's also home to some world-class hot dogs.
Liam Baranauskas
7.16.16
Health

Meet the Patients and Researchers Racing to Find a Cure for ALS

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing June 17 at 11 PM.
VICE Staff
6.14.16
Meducation

Meet the Patients and Researchers Racing to Find a Cure for ALS

Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of <i>VICE</i> on HBO, airing June 17 at 11 PM.
VICE Staff
6.14.16
Stuff

Locked-In Syndrome and the Horror of Being Trapped in Your Own Body

As people with degenerative disorders slowly lose control of their bodies, it's common to feel powerless, depressed, and even suicidal.
Paul Willis
11.17.15
Stuff

'Empire' Is 17 Million Americans' Favorite Greek Tragedy

The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
Drew Millard
9.21.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Big New ALS Report Shows Your Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars at Work

An ALS researcher is grateful for your money.
Mike Pearl
8.7.15
Epilepsy

This Device Reads Your Mind and Types Your Thoughts

This 'brain-to-text' device could help make the internet of brains possible.
Jason Koebler
6.19.15
jacked in

How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain

Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.
Caleb Garling
6.9.15
veganism

I Credit Veganism with Helping Me Recover from Being Paralyzed by ALS

After being diagnosed with ALS, I soon found myself in a state of total paralysis, or as I called it, "you’re totally fucked, bro." But I credit my diet of veganism and hardcore juicing with helping me to regain some control of my body.
Anthony Quan
6.3.15
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