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Genetic Condition (INACTIVE)

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  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    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. Most biological...
  • Einstein's brain a wonder of connectedness

    Einstein's brain a wonder of connectedness
    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...
  • Mutts not always healthier, genetically, than purebred dogs

    Mutts not always healthier, genetically, than purebred dogs
    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...
  • What works for frequent nighttime urination?

     What works for frequent nighttime urination?
    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...
  • A friend to families with special needs

    A friend to families with special needs
    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...
  • Peninsula's Project CARE coordinates specialist health care for the uninsured

     Peninsula's Project CARE coordinates specialist health care for the uninsured
    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...
  • Asthma medicine shows promise for Down syndrome in mice tests [Updated]

    Asthma medicine shows promise for Down syndrome in mice tests [Updated]
    [This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.] 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...
  • Families seeking a cure to spinal muscular atrophy

    Families seeking a cure to spinal muscular atrophy
    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....
  • Bereavement camp helps children cope with death

    Bereavement camp helps children cope with death
    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'...
  • Dreams dashed as drug trial canceled

     Dreams dashed as drug trial canceled
    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...
  • Boy with uncommon courage loses ‘halo’ bolted to his head, gains hope

     
    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...
  • Locarno Film Review: 'Gabrielle'

    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...