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The building will be outfitted with specific technology to help people with neurodegenerative diseases. The institute will start accepting patients at the end of the summer.

Neuroscience institute renovating building

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

The Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience is renovating a building on the WSU Spokane campus.   Avista Development owns the building, which is located south of WSU Health Sciences, at 325...

An eye tracker can rotate and follow a person’s eyes to monitor where they are looking. The technology allows a person’s eyes to control a mouse on a computer screen.

Students designed eye tracker testing rig

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

WSU engineering students are testing eye-tracking technology to improve the quality of life for people who have neurodegenerative diseases and no alternative way to communicate. Last semester, the team...

Former WSU football player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Since then, he became an advocate for those with Lou Gehrig's disease.

‘He has always been humble’

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2020

Steve Gleason spent most of his time as a young adult in football and baseball uniforms. When he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his priorities shifted. For Gleason, nature continues...

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