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If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know. Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or...
In the nearly 40 years since the nation declared war on cancer, great advances have been made in breast cancer screening, early detection and treatment. The death rate for breast cancers has fallen. More is discovered all the time about the genetics and...
Sun reporterMajor League Baseball officials have spoken of former Sen. George Mitchell's report on steroids as a way to put a stamp of understanding on the past and move toward a cleaner future. But those who have battled doping for much longer in cycling, track and...
On a recent morning they knocked on Mary Ann Stoltzfus' door, the research nurse and her Amish helper, just as they have on so many doors over the years. They didn't call ahead - most Amish don't have telephones. They tracked down Stoltzfus the old-...
Ever since the slashing deaths of three children May 27, 2004, in Northwest Baltimore, city residents have tried to make some sense of the brutal crime. But it has not been easy. The victims and the defendants, Policarpio Espinoza and Adan Canela, all are...
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in what's being called one of the largest studies to examine the early causes of autism. While other studies have asked if autism is caused solely by genetics or only by...
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism. Medical experts have been trying for years to unravel why children develop autism. Is it...
- Myth: Heredity is the most powerful factor in determining life span. Fact: Gerontologists say that only about 30 percent of physical aging stems from genetics, with the rest determined by lifestyle and environment. - Myth: Most elderly live in...
Sun StaffFor most scientists, a Nobel Prize is the capstone of a career. But in the 50 years since their breakthrough discovery of the structure of DNA, James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick have continued to pursue the frontiers of knowledge, albeit along...
Sun StaffELDERSBURG -- It's a rather steep drop from the ridge of trees off State Road 26 to the open field and woods in this parcel of Carroll County. But serpentine footpaths and beer and liquor bottles prove people have made their way down off the highway and...
Sun StaffAbout noon on Feb. 28, 1953, two men burst into their favorite pub, a scruffy spot called The Eagle near their Cambridge University laboratory. As people sipped their beers and forked down shepherd's pie, one of the men gleefully announced: "We have...
Sun StaffFirst of three articles BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After Bob Lange spent eight weeks rubbing an experimental cream on the fiery patches on his body, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham told him the drug was defeating the killer inside him....
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