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People with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder can often shake their family tree and find a relative who has also contended with obsessive thoughts, hoarding, repetitive hand-washing, behavior in which locks and stove burners are checked over...
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Times Staff WriterSmart children have a different rhythm in their heads — a seesaw pattern of growth that lags years behind other young people — say government scientists who mapped the brains of hundreds of children. Seeking a link between neural anatomy...
Tribune science reporterStem cells have become the Aladdin's lamp of biology, potentially granting wishes of curing Alzheimer's disease, heart failure, diabetes and other common killer disorders that affect 128 million Americans. Whether the lamp gets rubbed sufficiently to...
Special to The TimesLast month, Sen. John McCain dropped by “Saturday Night Live,” drawing laughs from his promise, if elected president, to fight expensive federal projects -- such as, he spoofed, a Department of Defense device to "jam gaydar." That was a joke....
Tuesday, May 7 I truly hope you were able to catch "Susan's Story," either last night at 6 or today on WDBJ 7 Mornin'. Susan Bahorich bravely shared her personal struggle with ovarian cancer. I am so proud of her for being open and honest with what she is...
Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A summary of tests...
Metra has completed testing the air quality on the first of its train lines in response to a Tribune investigation that found the amount of diesel soot lingering in the air steadily increases as commuters walk deeper into Union Station or the Ogilvie...
Metra says it doesn't have enough money to replace its oldest, dirtiest locomotives, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday nudged the transit agency to find ways to clear the air in Chicago's soot-choked rail stations and inside the train cars that carry...
Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found. Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
For those lucky enough to have the first signs of a stroke recognized by friends or family, things often get very quiet very quickly as 911 calls are made, gurneys are wheeled in and tests are conducted. University of California Irvine neuroscientist...
Times Staff WriterLA JOLLA, Calif. — Alysson Muotri was looking for brain cells that glow in the dark. With growing frustration, the 31-year-old Brazilian cancer biologist stared through his microscope at slides of brain tissue for any evidence his experiment had...
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