Living While Dying: An ALS Story

When he was first diagnosed with ALS — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease — on Dec. 6, 2010, Bruce Kramer was dean of the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas. He shared his journey with the incurable disease from time to time with MPR News Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.

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Researchers, advocates see better ALS therapies on the horizon

This weekend marks the anniversary of one of pro sports' most poignant moments: Baseball great Lou Gehrig, standing before microphones near home plate at Yankee Stadium as a standing-room only crowd honored him as one of the most famous players of his time -- shortly after he was diagnosed with ALS. The anniversary offers an opportunity to take stock of where research and treatments for the disease may be headed.

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