Lou Gehrig

Ranking the greatest World Series champions in baseball history: Nos. 20-1

<i>Throughout the month of January, a cast of editors from theScore will share their rankings of the greatest teams, performances, pitchers, and</i> …

Sports (Canada)

How To Make The Best & Cheapest Organic Weed Killer

You’ve heard about Roundup – that “miracle” weed killer created back in 1970 by a Monsanto chemist, John Franz, who discovered that glyphosate is a …

Gardening

Conviction Upheld for Medical Researcher Accused of Killing His Wife With Cyanide

(PITTSBURGH) — An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher in what prosecutors said was the …

Crime

Scuttlebutt 4999 - January 18, 2018

Scuttlebutt is published each weekday with the support of its sponsors, providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and …

Sailing

Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several former NFL players called Thursday for an end to tackle football for kids ages 13 and under.<p>Pro football Hall of Famers Nick Buoniconti and Harry Carson joined four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Phil Villapiano and researchers from Boston University to make the announcement. They're …

Medical Research

Child in heartbreaking photo dies of aggressive brain cancer

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A 5-year-old whose photo with her grandfather touched the hearts of people all over the world has died of an aggressive form of brain cancer.<p>Braylynn Lawhon of Gulf Breeze, Fla., was diagnosed Dec. 6 with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumor shortly before her fifth birthday. …

My Little Pony

Peter Schmuck: Unlikely postseason could be just the thing to pull NFL back from the brink

In case you haven't noticed, the NFL has been battling a rather serious public relations problem for the past few years.<p>There was the concussion …

Sports

NAFTA 2.0 needs to protect American business patents

Next week, the next round of negotiations between Canada, Mexico and the United States on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

New York, Nu York: Some Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Every year in mid-January, Americans and many other people around the world pause to think about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on his birthday. I also …

Black History

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing "almost impossible," he says.<p>Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his …

Health Care

Why Gene Silencing Could Launch a New Class of Blockbuster Drugs

Long before CRISPR, there was gene silencing.<p>Ever since the Human Genome Project transcribed our genetic bible in 1997, scientists have dreamt of …

Molecular Biology

2018 Pittman Innovation Awards >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Named after Freeman K. Pittman, SAIL’s long-time technical editor who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1996, the Pittman Innovation Awards annually …

Sailing

Experimental Huntington's Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial

As the sun went down on a recent Friday, the hospital clinic buzzed with activity. “Loads of patients turned up without appointments,” says Sarah …

Medicine

Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE, and ALS

Researchers at Western University believe they have found a common link between the degenerative brain condition CTE, and a variant of ALS, or Lou …

CTE

Medical Marijuana Due Back In Court In 2018

From local courtrooms to the U.S. Supreme Court, thousands of lawsuits are on the docket in Florida for 2018. In the first of a three-part series on …

Cannabis

KQED

The year was 2004, and great medical breakthroughs were supposedly right around the corner.<p>In TV advertisements, celebrities Michael J. Fox and …

Medicine

Phosphate triggers protein flood linked to ALS, brain damage

London researchers are a step closer to unravelling the causes of a variant of Lou Gehrig’s disease and long-term brain damage caused by trauma to …

Neuroscience

Western researchers discover link between brain disorders

'“[They] are neurons that would be important for memory, cognition, speech, and language'<p>Western University researchers are finding a link between …

Neuroscience

Will ‘Lady Bird’ join the list of classic Oscar films that won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress?

<b>Laurie Metcalf</b> is currently pretty firmly ensconced at the top of Gold Derby’s charts for Best Supporting Actress with double digit leads over her …

Entertainment

Western researchers discover protein link between CTE, ALS

The lead investigator on a study out of Western University is describing the results as the “holy grail” of where to start for designing therapies …

Indigenous Peoples

Want to live longer? The US system of free-market investment in cures is the answer

“I have been given a bad break,” said Lou Gehrig, the great New York Yankee first baseman, on July 4, 1939, before a packed Yankee Stadium. Just two weeks earlier, he had been diagnosed with a terrible disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which slowly destroys nerve cells in the …

Opinion

Wrigley renovations continue with new food options inside, outside park

The Cubs will provide their fans with more appetizing alternatives, even on days the team doesn’t fare well.<p>Barbecue and taco restaurants will open near Wrigley Field around the time the adjacent Hotel Zachary opens April 9, the date of the Cubs’ home opener. A newer version of the McDonald’s …

Chicago Cubs

Yankees history: Babe Ruth’s return to pitching

Several years after switching full time to the outfield, Babe Ruth returned to the mound for a start in 1930.Most baseball fans are aware of the fact …

Major League Baseball

Willson Contreras' profanity-laden advice to Jon Lester was easily the best moment at Cubs Convention

First there was Manny being Manny.<p>Then there was Javy being Javy.<p>Now there needs to be a special section for Willy being Willy.<p>Willson Contreras is …

Chicago Cubs

Ranking the greatest MVP seasons in baseball history: Nos. 20-1

<i>Throughout the month of January, a cast of editors from theScore will share their rankings of the greatest teams, performances, pitchers, and</i> …

Baseball

Picture of ALS-stricken grandfather saying goodbye to dying granddaughter, 5, goes viral

The five-year-old girl photographed on a respirator next to her sobbing grandfather has a strong heart and her family is resting, a spokeswoman for the family told Fox News early Friday.<p>The picture is devastating.<p>Braylynn Lawhon, who is suffering from brain cancer is next to her grandfather, Sean …

Viral

4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

Future, shmuture. IBM's presentation at the J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference showed that artificial intelligence is changing healthcare today.<p>Some …

Investing

How a Eugene startup is using worms to spark medical breakthroughs

The U of O spinoff has won awards, grants and funding rounds for its ScreenChip System.

Portland, OR

Dwight Clark on Battle with ALS: 'I Can't Imagine Being Totally Paralyzed'

Less than a year after publicly announcing he had been diagnosed with ALS, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark is speaking publicly about living with the disease.<p>In an interview with Daniel Brown of the Bay Area News Group, Clark spoke about the frightening reality he lives with …

49ers great Dwight Clark upbeat but acknowledges reality of ALS

It's a few minutes after 12 o'clock when Dwight Clark comes rolling into the back room of this ocean-side restaurant. He's in a motorized wheelchair …

Joe Montana