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  • Suburban rockers help raise $1M for charity

    Suburban rockers help raise $1M for charity
    Music and charity often go hand-in-hand. When the suburban band Not for Profit formed in 2007, it carved out a niche playing for charitable causes. Seven years later, the band has reached $1 million in raised funds -- not too shabby for a group of...
  • Fifth Disease is going around

    Even though it already feels like summer in many parts of the country, I'm seeing typical spring illnesses like Fifth disease. This is a common viral illness seen in children, often in the late winter and spring. Patients often show up with the typical...
  • New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors

    New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors
    Examining the molecular profiles of tumors from 12 different types of cancers, scientists working with the National Institutes of Health-backed Cancer Genome Atlas said Thursday they had found striking similarities between tumors originating in...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Elmhurst College athletes mourn loss of trainer

    Elmhurst College athletes mourn loss of trainer
    Student athletes at Elmhurst College found a skilled, professional trainer who helped them reach their full athletic potential in Matt Passalaqua. They also found a friend and confidante. Mr. Passalaqua learned in December that he had leukemia. He...
  • Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics

    Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics
    If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed. In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
  • Nancy Holt dies at 75; her art interacts with the land and sky

    Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...
  • PASSINGS: Patricia Buffler

    Patricia Buffler Studied causes of childhood leukemia Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
  • Just to hear his voice

    Just to hear his voice
    At age 45, Leigh Ann Young still longs to hear her father say: You're beautiful. You're special. I love you. Young has been told her dad, Verlon "Rube" Walker, a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1961 until he died in 1971, loved three things in life:...
  • Joined at the quip

    Joined at the quip
    The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance. What followed was six years of group dates with their...
  • Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia

    Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia
    When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...