| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:31 AM
The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters.
Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
My grandmother, who raised some great family dogs, always said that mutts made the smartest and healthiest pets.
A new study of the medical records of more than 90,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs suggests that there is some truth to Grandma’s...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Q: I have to get up three or four times a night to urinate. My doctor tells me that it is a benign prostate problem, but there is nothing benign about it because I often have a hard time getting back to sleep.
I was prescribed terazosin, but it has...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:17 AM
SOUTH BEND -- South Bend residents Samara and Nick Dulik started a nonprofit organization that provides care packages for parents and siblings of children spending more than three days in pediatric hospitals. Cayleigh’s Friends Inc. was created...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:20 AM
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A federally approved drug already being inhaled by asthma patients may make mice with Down syndrome smarter, according to a new study.
Researchers chose to test the widely manufactured...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
MISHAWAKA — Having given birth to two healthy boys, Erica Hunt had no clue both she and her husband Dan carried a copy of a recessive gene linked to spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Since the deaths of three close relatives in the past three years, 8-year-old Taylor Green has had her rough moments. Sometimes, she has acted withdrawn, sadder than usual or standoffish.
Taylor's mother, unsure how to help, sent the girl to a children'...
| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Two developmentally disabled members of a Montreal choir want to exert independence and consummate their love in Louise Archambault's predictably sweet "Gabrielle." Fitting into the solid market for well-made, uplifting stories about individuals with...