Giving life to Joost van der Westhuizen's dream
Scientists are still grappling with the disease that killed Joost van der Westhuizen and Stephen Hawking
22 July 2018 - 00:00
It arrives by stealth. It takes root imperceptibly, but soon you'll feel a twitch. By then motor neuron disease is laying waste to cells that control essential voluntary activity, even the ability to breathe and swallow.