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  • National Hemophilia registry a window onto bleeding disorders and other genetic ailments

    It's a relatively rare disease affecting about 1 in 5,000 males but hemophilia is in the front wave of fighting gene-based disorders with some of the newest tools in medicine: genetic testing, personalized medicine and big data. Right now a registry is...
  • Douglas G. Gruener, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

    Douglas G. Gruener, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman
    Douglas G. Gruener, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman   Douglas G. Gruener was promoted to partner at law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman in Chicago in the Financial Services practice. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments,...
  • Just a taste of alcohol for children is too much, research shows

    PITTSBURGH A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what's in that bottle or glass. It raises the question: Should the parent offer the child just a taste? Will it remove the temptation or encourage use...
  • Church center mentors aspiring entrepreneurs

    PITTSBURGH The triplex of row houses in the city was notorious for its active crack scene before the Rev. John Wallace's church bought it in 2005 and renovated it. Today, the triplex is, among other things, The Maker's Place, a hub of production for...
  • Emotional distress an additional risk for people with type 1 diabetes

    PITTSBURGH People with type 1 diabetes can face multiple health complications including high blood pressure with potential damage to nerves, kidneys, eyes and heart. But add symptoms of emotional distress, as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory,...
  • B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95; Indian guru helped popularize yoga in West

    B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95; Indian guru helped popularize yoga in West
    Before he became one of the West's most influential teachers of yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar was a frail baby in a poor family in India. Born in 1918 during a worldwide flu epidemic, he survived infancy only to struggle with other deadly maladies, including...
  • Study: Eye color may affect pain tolerance

    Study: Eye color may affect pain tolerance
    Pain comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether it arises in the chronic form of arthritis or the sudden squeeze of cardiac arrest, pain is the main motivator for a visit to the hospital. Doctors may now have to note the eye color of their patients before...
  • Father, son bond over music; reunite for jazz concert

    Father, son bond over music; reunite for jazz concert
    Virtuoso violinist and Brazilian music pioneer and expert Ted Falcon has had several music mentors in his life, but none has a more special place in his heart than his father, Allentown guitarist Marvin Falcon. "I grew up listening to my dad give guitar...
  • Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

    Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age
    Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study. Brain scans showed that people over age 65 who regularly ate fish had 14 percent more gray matter in brain...
  • Devices slice time, distance for patients via 'telemedicine'

    PITTSBURGH Concerned about a growth on his face, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., resident, Robert Johnston could have made an appointment with the dermatologist already treating him for other reasons. Instead, he snapped photos of himself and the affected area,...
  • Specter archives on exhibit at Philadelphia University

    The piece hung over the sofa in Arlen Specter's Capitol office: Framed replicas of the failed U.S. Senate resolution to impeach President Bill Clinton, personally signed by all 100 senator/jurors, the House members who prosecuted the case, and members...
  • 'Lucy' film features brain capacity myth, but let your mind enjoy it anyway

    Scarlett Johansson's character Lucy in the eponymous hit movie in theaters has such a highly functioning brain that she develops telepathy and telekinesis. When Lucy is accidentally drugged and harnesses her brain's full potential, she achieves superhuman...