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July 4th Marks 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5im7vNnaCM ROCHESTER, Minn. — Seventy-five years ago, on July 4th 1939, baseball legend Lou Gehrig delivered the famous speech bidding farewell to the ballpark and his fans. Two weeks before Gehrig had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Accompanied by his wife, Eleanor, Lou left [...]

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Most Cases of ALS Do Not Run in Families

Most Cases of ALS Do Not Run in Families October 15, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: My brother was diagnosed with ALS and then died two years later. An aunt on my mother's side had the disease. All of my siblings have children, and we want to know if ALS is [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researcher Honored for ALS Genetic Discovery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For her work in uncovering the genetic link between two different but related forms of neurodegenerative disease, Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., a neurogeneticist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, will receive the 2013 Sheila Essey Award today during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). In [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Toxic Interaction in Neurons that Leads to Dementia and ALS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have uncovered a toxic cellular process by which a protein that maintains the health of neurons becomes deficient and can lead to dementia. The findings shed new light on the link between culprits implicated in two devastating neurological diseases: frontotemporal dementia [...]

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Protein Test is First to Predict Rate of Progression in Lou Gehrig's Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A novel test that measures proteins from nerve damage that are deposited in blood and spinal fluid reveals the rate of progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients, according to researchers from Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, Emory University and the University of Florida. Their study, [...]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of ALS

Dr. Brian Crum, a Mayo Clinic Neurologist talks about the diagnosis and treatment of ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes degeneration of the nerve cells in certain regions of the brain and spinal cord that control the voluntary muscles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtk3qtXniXg

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