I know, I know, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has flown past the point of saturation, and we're all getting tired of it (at least I am).

But I'm tickled to see top biomedical researchers also step into the fray: Thomas Südhof, the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, and researcher of neural synapses and how they relate to neurodegenerative disorders. So at the very least, the research money will be going to his colleagues, and potentially his lab if they have any models that relate to ALS.

He was nominated by Steven Chu, the recipient of the 1997 Nobel prize in Physics and former Secretary of Energy, and who has recently moved into the field of biophysics and studying things like RNA and DNA at the molecular level.