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Traditional studies can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and can take many years. But patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease don’t have the time to wait. This progressive muscle-wasting disease is usually fatal within a few years.

Scientists in an active online patient community identified a potential treatment and have started to gather data from the participants virtually rather than requiring many in-person doctor’s visits.

How is that possible?

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Image: By Frank Gaillard – http://radiopaedia.org/uploads/radio/0001/2754/ALS_Coronal.jpg, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9870393

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