Letter by painstaking letter, a man in a completely locked-in state was able to formulate words and sentences using only his thoughts.
Mr. Quinn, who learned he had A.L.S. a month after he turned 30, was credited with helping to make the ice-bucket videos a viral sensation that raised $220 million worldwide.
The two-drug combination invented by college students is one of many potential therapies being tested for this paralyzing fatal condition.
A study of their therapy and clinical trials of other experimental treatments are offering glimmers of hope that paralysis from the disorder can be slowed.