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Autism (INACTIVE)

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  • Showing monster love for monster movies

    Showing monster love for monster movies
    Several weeks ago, the night before an early screening of "Pacific Rim," I could not sleep. In the middle of the night I woke up and realized that I had been dreaming of the neon-colored images from the movie's trailer. I could not say why, exactly,...
  • Ernie Els' path to victory at last year's British Open wasn't easy

    Ernie Els' path to victory at last year's British Open wasn't easy
    GULLANE, Scotland — It hasn't always been a walk in the park for Ernie Els, the current toast of the golf world. There have been some hard times for the Big Easy. Now is not one of them, of course. He is here for the 142nd British Open, as...
  • Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD

     Jonathan Fielding, the public's MD
    If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
  • Johnathan Franklin, UCLA's running man

    Johnathan Franklin, UCLA's running man
    Johnathan Franklin has gone through a lot of nicknames. There's "Jet Ski" for his speed in his Pop Warner football days, and "Hollywood" for his season-two gig on the reality show "Baldwin Hills." The latest handle for the UCLA star is "Mayor," because...
  • Alan Trounson, California's Dr. Stem Cell

    In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
  • Brain dead: Why is D.C.'s answer to the jobs crisis a deficit solution?

    Last week, President Obama proposed an initiative to map the complete structure and activity of the brain. The so-called BRAIN project (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) would kick off next year with $100 million in funding...
  • Sanitized society puts hygiene hypothesis to the test

    Is the American body politic suffering from an autoimmune disease? The "hygiene hypothesis" is the scientific theory that the rise in asthma and other autoimmune maladies stems from the fact that babies are born into environments that are too clean....
  • Noelle Nikpour: Plenty of heroes among Floridians

    On the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, barely more than half of the critics gave "Man of Steel" a positive rating. Where it matters, however, the latest Superman movie is a huge hit: It has sold more than $500 million worldwide at the box office...
  • Targeting the disabled — A heartless, impractical move

    Targeting the disabled — A heartless, impractical move
    Late last week, Gov. Rick Scott blindsided tens of thousands of disabled Floridians and their caregivers by signing an executive order to immediately cut their funding. Yet that very same day, the governor made time for a photo op — for the Special...
  • Social media helping authors sell their books

    For those of you doomsayers who declared the death of books in the Internet age, I have news for you. Web-savvy authors are actually tapping social media to boost the sale of their books. Some writers are scoring book deals after growing an audience...
  • The Debate is Back: Vaccines & Autism -Is it all a Fraud?

    A second major medical publication is calling foul on Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 studying linking the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine to autism. In fact, today the BMJ, a leading medical journal in the U.K. reports Wakefield deliberately faked the...