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  • Chronic Lyme disease: A dubious diagnosis

    Chronic Lyme disease: A dubious diagnosis
    Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award. With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
  • Bruce Hornsby plays for Melissa Smith and ALS

    Bruce Hornsby plays for Melissa Smith and ALS
    A year after Melissa Smith received a diagnosis of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Bruce Hornsby played the piano at her 40th birthday celebration. On Saturday, three-time Grammy Award winner Hornsby, whose 13 albums have sold more than 11...
  • Book review: 'The Memory Chalet'

    Book review: 'The Memory Chalet'
    Nights were the worst. In September 2008, Tony Judt was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurodegenerative condition that attacks first the arms and legs, then the breathing and speech of its victims. By December, Judt had lost...
  • Electrodes translate brain waves into words

    Electrodes translate brain waves into words
    In a first step toward helping severely paralyzed people communicate more easily, Utah researchers have shown that it is possible to translate recorded brain waves into words, using a grid of electrodes placed directly on the brain. Although they have...
  • Mailbag: City instrumental in new college site

    The following letter was addressed to Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson and members of the City Council: All summer, the college has been working with the landlord of property at Big Bend in Laguna Canyon (formally 2825 Laguna Canyon Road), along with...
  • Fighting rare nerve disorder

    Fighting rare nerve disorder
    In school, she was known as "the Band-Aid kid" because she was clumsy and would fall a lot. She looked normal and was never overweight, but she found it increasingly difficult to run. Nancy Mollner was first diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder,...
  • Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders

    Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders
    A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case. Researchers are using...
  • Hiccups, nosebleeds, shivers, oh my!

    Hiccups, nosebleeds, shivers, oh my!
    Hiccups What they are: Involuntary, intermittent, spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm, followed by a sudden closure of the epiglottis (the cartilage protecting the vocal cords), which makes the hiccup sound. They have no known function, but they...
  • The Valley Line: Fonda, Beethoven and spring fashion

    The warm, sunny weather we had last week was a prelude to spring. The camellias are in full bloom in my own garden but there is an extravaganza of them at Descanso Gardens. One of these days it would be worth your while to take a meander through the...
  • Nautical Museum to launch local hero exhibit

    The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will launch an exhibit, "Extraordinary People," on Tuesday that gives a retrospective of local hero Nick Scandone. Scandone, who died in 2009 at the age of 42, won the gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing,...
  • Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes

    Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes
    “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster” By Jonathan EigSimon and Schuster, 480 pages, $28 Reviewed by Noah Isackson, Special to the Tribune Finding a new way to tell a familiar story is a formidable...
  • A celebration of life, not a memorial

    A celebration of life, not a memorial
    NEWPORT BEACH — He referred to ALS not as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but as "A Love for Sailing." It was Nick Scandone's way of turning his death sentence from Lou Gehrig's disease into a positive, which he did time and again. He won a gold...