How has Stephen Hawking lived so long with ALS?

We’ll talk about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, tomorrow. It’s a pretty fast-progressing disease of motor neurons (mostly), with most patients dying within 5 years.

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed when he was 21, and he is now 74. What?? Here’s an article from Scientific American that talks a bit about some of the reasons he may have beaten the odds like this.


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