VR-dance production opens in Taipei, raises awareness of ALS

An immersive virtual reality and dance production aimed at raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is underway at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) on the site of the former ROC (Taiw...

Taiwan pioneers device to assist those living with MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A system is being tested in Taiwan to help individuals living with motor neuron disease (MND), who find it difficult to express themselves through speech. A collaborati...

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

LONDON (AP) — A wheelchair used by Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of the scientist's doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000.) ...

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physic...

UK court rules against dying man's bid for assisted suicide

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt from a terminally ill man to overturn the country's blanket ban on assisted suicide, ruling that such a decision needs to be made by pol...

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be buried in Westminster Abbey

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking will take his place among Britain's greatest scientists when his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. ...

Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed

LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. Noel Conway...

Albania pays last respects to Robert Elsie, folklore scholar

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Robert Elsie, a German scholar of Albanian literature and folklore, is being buried in Albania in accordance with his wishes. Elsie died Oct. 2 of motor neuron...

Terminally ill British man in right-to-die court fight

LONDON (AP) — A British man who is terminally ill with motor neuron disease is asking the High Court to let him end his life. Noel Conway is going to court Monday to challenge a ban ...

Former Ravens LB O.J. Brigance hits 10-year mark with ALS

BALTIMORE (AP) — O.J. Brigance will hold a celebration Tuesday on the 10th anniversary of a day that forever changed his life. On May 16, 2007, the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker...

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Springboks World Cup winner Van der Westhuizen dies at 45

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Joost van der Westhuizen, who won the 1995 World Cup with South Africa as Nelson Mandela looked on, has died after a six-year-battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. ...