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Karen Lorne, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in July, volunteers weekly with her certified therapy dog, Bailey, at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, N.C. Courtesy of Karen Lorne hide caption

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Simplified Study Aims To Quickly Test A Long-Shot ALS Treatment

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Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

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Tom Murphy, 56, in his home in Gainesville, Va., was diagnosed with ALS four years ago. An experimental drug seems to have slowed the progression of his disease, he says, though most ALS patients aren't as lucky. T.J. Kirkpatrick for NPR hide caption

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

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Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, LeBron James, Lindsay Lohan, Kermit the Frog and Conan O'Brien all got icily drenched for charity. via YouTube hide caption

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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

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Houston Texans Coach Bill O'Brien (center) Chief Operating Officer Cal McNair (right) and Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Smith take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday to raise money for the ALS Association. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

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Jeffrey Quick, 69, holds a family photo of his parents and Lou Gehrig's mother as he and his wife, Joan, stand in their dining room. On the table next to them is a glove signed by Gehrig's Yankees teammates — a gift from Christina Gehrig. Matt Rainey/Matt Rainey for NPR hide caption

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After 57 Years, Man Looks To Sell Rare Gehrig Memorabilia

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