The Power of the Crowd: Using Crowdfunding to Raise Research Dollars

December 3, 2014 6:38 PM

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A little over a week ago, the Washington Post in its "Day in photos" featured a local blogger in Siberia dumping a bucket of liquid nitrogen over his head. Inspired by the Ice Bucket Challenge, he was promoting the natural sciences with the experiment.

This summer, in just six weeks, the ALS Association (ALSA) raised $112 million in donations through its "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness and research funding for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A reported ...

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