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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
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New research suggests ill-conceived drug studies waste medical resources

New research suggests ill-conceived drug studies waste medical resources

March 26 (UPI) -- New research suggests too many drugs make it to clinal trials on the basis of flawed research and "spurious" success in mice trials.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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Canada's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ban of assisted suicide

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A British Columbia couple's challenge to a law that bans assisted suicide has been accepted by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Victim of ALS dies after two-day protest in Rome over home care

ROME, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- An Italian doctor who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease died at a Rome hotel after a two-day protest by advocates for home care, his colleagues said Thursday.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, San Francisco 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez became baseball's all-time grand slam leader Friday, connecting on the 24th of his career to lead the New York Yankees over San Francisco 5-1.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

ABERDEEN, Md., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Longtime Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. announced Thursday the reward for information on his mother's kidnapping last year is now $100,000.

Illinois is 20th state to legalize medical marijuana

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Illinois Thursday became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill supporters say is the strictest in the nation.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
By United Press International
N.Y. state lab creates way for paralyzed to email using brainwaves

N.Y. state lab creates way for paralyzed to email using brainwaves

ALBANY, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- After 30 years of research, a New York state laboratory says it's developed technology for the sick and paralyzed who cannot talk to email using brainwaves.
Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an exchange of toasts Wednesday in Berlin, said U.S. President Barack Obama embodies "the image of the United States."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Radio station fires hosts after mocking ALS-stricken former NFLer

ATLANTA, June 17 (UPI) -- An Atlanta radio station Monday fired three sports show personalities after they mocked a former NFL player suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Former Mass. Gov. Paul Cellucci dies at 65 of Lou Gehrig's disease

HUDSON, Mass., June 9 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci has died at his home after battling Lou Gehrig's disease for five years, family friends said. He was 65.

Cyanide poisoning suspected in death if Pittsburgh physician

PITTSBURGH, May 4 (UPI) -- Investigators said they are treating the "highly suspicious" death of a Pittsburgh doctor from apparent cyanide poisoning as a homicide.

ATP President Brad Drewett dies at age 54

SYDNEY, May 3 (UPI) -- ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett, died Friday in Sydney of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, the ATP said. He was 54.

Cell study research targets ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease

EVANSTON, Ill., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say dressing brain neurons in fluorescent "jackets" could improve understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch dies

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, a reformer who became the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor, died Tuesday. She was 86.

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Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64 ... Julianne and Derek Hough developing dance drama for Starz ... 'Downton Abbey' to feature first black character in Season 4 ... Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' tops U.S. album chart for fifth week ... News from United Press International.
Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at his home in Sarasota, Fla., his website said. He was 64.

Bloomberg targets Lou Gehrig's disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A donation of $25 million aims to streamline approaches to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the U.S. donors say.

Canadian euthanasia advocate dies at 50

MONTREAL, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Quebec woman in the process of challenging Canada's law against assisted suicide has died after struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease, her family said.
Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

Ex-Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at 82

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who took Baltimore to four World Series, died of a heart attack while on a cruise, the team said Saturday. He was 82.
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