| Apr 22, 2013
When Kelly Robinson scaled back her work in the United States Air Force to care for her toddler, Rachel, she had visions of peaceful, cozy days full of bonding.
In reality, every "transition" became a struggle. Nap time required cajoling. Turning off...
| May 29, 2013
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,...
| Jun 3, 2013
Lauren was about 2-years-old when she was diagnosed with autism, and her mother, Darcie Crawford, was overwhelmed, not only by this news, but about how to proceed in finding the right specialists and services for her little girl.
"We didn't really know....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
If you are conscious and making sense of the world, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank. Same, if you can remember a string of numbers long enough to walk into the next room and punch them into a telephone keypad. To visualize a goal and...
| Jul 7, 2013
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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
These things have happened in Charlie Huston's novels: People are shot, strangled, bludgeoned, raped; a cat is tortured; brains are splattered. With his dark imagination, you might expect Huston to be a black-clad, moody goth, or a cigarette-smoking...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:32 PM
A bill for the equitable provision of disability services passed its final hurdle in the state Legislature and now heads to the governor.
AB 1232, authored by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, represents the first bill in Pérez’s 2013...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”?
A team of researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center has found striking similarities between the structural anomalies found in the brains of...
| May 15, 2013
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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The list of On Demand DVD New Releases April 1-7 features more documentaries than usual, with subjects ranging from Venus and Serena Williams to the survival of animals around the world to the current obesity epidemic. For those looking for something a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:26 PM
An immune system that ensures survival is one of the earliest gifts from a mother to her child. But sometimes, that gift can be a Trojan horse, sending soldiers that are programmed to attack the body’s own antigens into the fetus, where they...