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  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Joyful learning experience in JCCs

    An academic enrichment program is opened inside local Jewish community centers. This program, Grasp Learning, prepares children to learn independently in a joyful and supportive environment. Its model is to provide turn-key academic support within non-...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • Mary Elizabeth Dyer Corrin, teacher

    Mary Elizabeth Dyer Corrin, teacher
    Mary Elizabeth Dyer Corrin, a code-breaker during World War II and former teacher at two Towson-area elementary schools, died June 30 of lung cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community. She was 92. The daughter of Navy Vice Adm. George C. Dyer, Mrs....
  • The future of universities: The digital degree

    From Oxford's quads to Harvard Yard and many a steel and glass palace of higher education in between, exams are giving way to holidays. As students consider life after graduation, universities are facing questions about their own future. The higher-...
  • Stanford's Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple's art

     Stanford's Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple's art
    Along a shady road here, you can glimpse large estates behind gates and hedges bought with fortunes earned in Silicon Valley. Then you come to the driveway of a ranch house that stands pretty much as it was when built in the 1960s by Harry and Mary...
  • Obesity: We're not overeating, we're under-exercising, study suggests

    Obesity: We're not overeating, we're under-exercising, study suggests
    A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine report a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in...
  • Study: Increase of sharks off Atlantic Coast

    Study: Increase of sharks off Atlantic Coast
    The number of great white sharks off the U.S. Atlantic Coast appears to have increased since the early 1990s after conservation measures were introduced to halt their decline, a U.S. government scientist said on Saturday. Scientists for the National...
  • Scientists cast light on the brain's social cells

    Scientists cast light on the brain's social cells
    Picture yourself hovering over an alien city with billions of blinking lights of thousands of types, with the task of figuring out which ones are connected, which way the electricity flows and how that translates into nightlife. Welcome to the deep...
  • Justice Marvin Baxter of California Supreme Court to retire

    Supreme Court Justice Marvin R. Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his current term in January, opening the way for a more liberal majority on the state's highest court. Baxter's departure will give Gov. Jerry Brown, if...
  • California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire

    Justice Marvin R. Baxter will retire after 24 years on the California Supreme Court, it was announced Wednesday. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post included Court of Appeal Justice Martin Jenkins in a list of Latinos whom...