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July 14, 2015

Baseball Signed by Lou Gehrig Highlights Mayo History Open House July 23

By In the Loop intheloop

The year was 1939. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. A gallon of gas cost 10 cents, the average price of a new car was $700 and names like Harlond Clift, Red Rolfe, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Bob Feller, Bobo Newsom, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams were at the top of Major League Baseball’s leader boards. […]

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Tags: ALS, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Lou Gehrig


July 8, 2014

Could stem cells be the answer to ALS?

By In the Loop intheloop

Seventy-five years ago, Lou Gehrig told New York Yankee fans that he’d been given a “bad break” but still considered himself “the luckiest man on the face of this earth” having had the chance to play ball for 17 years, enjoy the support of fans, and play next to and for some of baseball’s greats. […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Dr. Nathan Staff, Lou Gehrig, research


April 29, 2014

Lou Gehrig’s disease and the state of ALS research

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  On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig said good-bye to the game and his fans after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a rare nervous system disease that would come to bear his name. While much is known about that particular day, less well known is what went into making the diagnosis — […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anthony Windebank, baseball, Charles William Mayo, Lou Gehrig, Nathan Staff


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